Festival 2018Building Happiness
In its tenth edition, the theme of which is ‘Building Happiness’, the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam explored how we can view the side effects of the pursuit of happiness as a challenge to create a better and more sustainable world. What progress have we made with the circular economy and the construction of a climate-neutral city? What scenarios can we devise for a fair and just society? And what role can filmmakers, designers, planners, academics and politicians play in this regard?
Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam Explores “Building Happiness” in Historic and Contemporary Design
Leaning into the Wind; Andy Goldsworthy
The landscape art of Andy Goldsworthy has its own spiritual beauty. A direct translation of our ability or inability to relate to the surrounding landscape. The film intrusively follows the activities of the artist.
Last Days in Shibati
Home to millions, the Chinese metropolis of Chongquing has been almost completely modernized, but one older neighbourhood bravely continues to resist rebuilding.
The coal mine in the Romanian town of Petrila is more than a mine. To the city’s inhabitants, it is their life, their source of income, and the pivotal point of the community.
Family in the bubble
This classic tale of a housing bubble and how it burst is told as a blood-chilling family chronicle. The setting is Seoul, city of millions, population density unparalleled.
Do more with less
A film that touches the foundations of architecture: how to be inspired by limited resources and limited use of materials to create interesting architectural feats.