Architectenweb Best of AFFR 2022 - AFFR
5–9 Oct 2022
film • stad • architectuur

Festival 2022 – Programme

In a world turned upside down, facing enormous challenges and contending with one new reality after another, AFFR 2022 will focus on the need to press pause. Or, in cinematic terms, to freeze the frame.

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Film – City – Architecture

AFFR explores the relationship between film, cities and architecture by programming and screening architecture films and by organizing introductions and debates.

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AFFR History

The Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR) was established in 2000, and the foundation organized its festival the same year as the first architecture film festival in the world. Festivals also took place again in 2001 and 2003. In 2007 AFFR made a fresh start after a few years of silence. In 2009 the event expanded significantly in terms of visitor numbers and programming.

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Fri 7 Oct 16:45 –
Dorte Mandrup at AFFR –
Special with BNA/BNI

Danish architect Dorte Mandrup joins us for an online interview with Catja Edens. The discussion will explore the work of female architects in a profession still dominated by males. It is followed by a screening of Another Kind of Knowledge,…
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9 October, 13:00

Architectenweb Best of AFFR 2022

On the final day of the festival, AFFR and partner Architectenweb screen the best four films of the festival one after another. Dive into the world of film, city and architecture. Tickets for the whole Best of AFFR programme are now on sale.

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Crooked Lines of Beauty (Sven Blume, 2021)

Sven Blume never wanted to be an architect. He associated it with the long workdays his mother Karen endured at her father’s Carl Nyrén office. This resulted in Sven’s disinterest in architecture as a whole. Though grandfather Carl has passed away, his buildings live on. Sven goes on a journey, visiting the many buildings designed by his grandfather, in the hope of learning something about the man beyond what was captured on those misty home recordings. The result is a travelogue that serves as testament to Nyrén’s ideals as an architect. Witty and touching, Crooked Lines of Beauty reminds of us of the humanity required to realize architecture worth preserving.

Best in the World (Hans Christian Post, 2022)

Best in the World provides a revealing look beyond the photogenic image of Copenhagen. The Danish capital is often considered one of the most liveable, inclusive and creative cities in the world. But this was not always the case. Thirty years ago, Copenhagen was an industrial city on the brink of bankruptcy. Through political and architectural engineering the city has experienced a complete transformation, but at what cost? Today the city is an engine of inequality both within its own borders and in the surrounding countryside. Who ultimately gets to benefit from this desirable new city? The opening film of AFFR 2022.

Jacques Tati, tombé de la lune (Jean-Baptiste Péretié, 2021)

The glorious failure that was Tativille, Jacques Tati’s ambitious film set consisting of fully realized modernist architecture, is the stuff of legends. In Jacques Tati: Tombe de la Lune, director Jean-Baptiste Péretié, whose previous films include profiles of Buster Keaton, Al Pacino and John Wayne, effectively goes beyond the rote story we’ve heard time and time again. With the help of an impressive amount of behind-the-scenes footage, we witness the full scope of Tati’s spectacular rise as entertainer and gentle commentator on modernity. Péretié leaves us with a renewed appreciation for the doomed Tativille and its genius, obsessive architect Tati.

Robin Hood Gardens (Adrian Dorschner and
Thomas Beyer, 2022)

The now-demolished council estate Robin Hood Gardens often occupies opposing positions within the architectural imagination. Was Alison and Peter Smithson’s 1972 brutalist contribution to the London cityscape a misunderstood masterpiece or a well-intentioned failure? Fifty years on, filmmakers Thomas Beyer and Adrian Dorschner capture the building in all its glory right before the wrecking ball brings an end to the Smithson’s magnum opus. While the controversial East London council estate is honoured at the Venice Biennale, the film revisits the building’s critics, champions and the inhabitants themselves, to determine the true legacy of this concrete utopia. Robin Hood Gardens is dead. Long live Robin Hood Gardens.

Info & tickets

Date: Sunday 9 October
Start first film: 13:00
End last film: 18:45
Locatie: LantarenVenster, zaal 3

Tickets: € 32,50 for 4 films
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film • city • architecture 5 - 9 Oct. 2022