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The thirteenth edition of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam takes place at LantarenVenster from 6 till 10 October 2021.
The festival can also partly be followed online this year. Given the many guests from abroad that AFFR normally welcomes in LantarenVenster and the limited capacity of the rooms, we would still like to offer everyone the opportunity to be (virtually) present at a special selection of films, introductions, interviews and master classes. This exclusive program can be followed live during the festival via our streaming service. Club Fountainhead members watch for free!
The Fountainhead (King Vidor, 1949) is considered by many people to be the ultimate architecture film. Based on the 1943 novel by Ayn Rand, the film features Gary Cooper as Howard Roark, an architect convinced of his own genius. Dominique (Patricia Neal) falls for him and his buildings. The film is often the subject of debate on account of Rand’s crypto-fascist ideas and the phallic symbolism of the imagery. Even so, The Fountainhead is an interesting project because of its starring cast, music, camera work and direction. And because of the universal themes of building and urban development that are still as strong today as they were when the film was made, almost 70 years ago.