AFFR LIVE - Sunday 17:15: Shekhar Deshpande - AFFR
5–9 Oct 2022
film • stad • architectuur

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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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Look Back: Impressions from AFFR at RA Month

During Rotterdam Architecture Month, AFFR and the Goethe-Institut presented the work of two celebrated German architecture filmmakers, Heinz Emigholz and Harun Farocki. Both screenings took place in the auditorium of Het Nieuwe Instituut, and were concluded with drinks on Het…
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AFFR LIVE – Sunday 17:15: Shekhar Deshpande

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AFFR LIVE – Sunday 17:15: Shekhar Deshpande

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Sunday 17:15
Shekhar Deshpande: Windows and Cinema
The special guest at AFFR 2021 is the celebrated American film expert Shekhar Deshpande. Deshpande is Professor in Media and Communication at Arcadia University in Pennsylvania. He is a co-author, with Meta Mazaj, of the landmark book World Cinema: A Critical Introduction. He is also the author of the forthcoming book, Anthology Film and World Cinema. During AFFR he will be interviewed by Dana Linssen, and draw on numerous film fragments to offer a fascinating look at the role of the window in a world that’s been shuttered for over a year.

Tomorrow 19:00
Dead Pigs
Standing right in the middle of a huge construction site is the solitary house of Candy Wang. Each day the property developers ask her to leave, sometimes offering her money, sometimes threatening her with bulldozers. She always refuses. When an American architect is called in to persuade her, the deadlock appears to be breaking. Dead Pigs is a social satire about a China where commerce threatens to swallow everything.


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film • city • architecture 5 - 9 Oct. 2022
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