A Plan for Paradise - AFFR
9–13 Oct 2024
film • stad • architectuur

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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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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A Plan for Paradise

A Plan for Paradise

Build a city for 600,000 inhabitants in a valley outside Kathmandu. ‘We can do that,’ said the Finnish architecture firm Helin&Co. After winning the competition, the architects set to work. What follows is a culture clash between an organized, Western way of thinking and small-scale traditional life in Nepal. In sometimes hilarious fashion the film exposes the deep-rooted differences between the two worlds and shows the persistent efforts of the Finnish architects to create order in the apparent chaos of a misunderstood culture. ‘Look, that’s how we work with wood here,’ says one of the architects as he shows a Nepalese delegation around in Finland. ‘And we want to do the same in Nepal.’ The Nepalese nod politely, but know enough.

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  • A Plan for Paradise - Openingnight
  • Sold out
  • A Plan for Paradise
  • sa 7 oct 21:30 - lv cinema 1
  • A Plan for Paradise - Architectenweb Best of AFFR
  • su 8 oct 13:00 - lv cinema 1
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    Build a city for 600,000 inhabitants in a valley outside Kathmandu. ‘We can do that,’ said the Finnish architecture firm Helin&Co. After winning the competition, the architects set to work. What follows is a culture clash between an organized, Western way of thinking and small-scale traditional life in Nepal. In sometimes hilarious fashion the film exposes the deep-rooted differences between the two worlds and shows the persistent efforts of the Finnish architects to create order in the apparent chaos of a misunderstood culture. ‘Look, that’s how we work with wood here,’ says one of the architects as he shows a Nepalese delegation around in Finland. ‘And we want to do the same in Nepal.’ The Nepalese nod politely, but know enough.

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    film • city • architecture 9 - 13 Oct. 2024