City for Sale

The next Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam takes place at LanterenVenster cinema from 4 to 8 October 2017. This year's festival focuses on the city as a commodity. Under the motto ‘City for Sale’, AFFR will explore the effects of international flows of capital on the composition of the city and its population: buildings as investment models, architecture as a tourist attraction and the city as a revenue model.

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The ninth AFFR takes place from 4 to 8 October 2017. After the opening film at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg, the festival moves to LanterenVenster cinema. This year the AFFR will again welcome dozens of international filmmakers and an expected 7500 fans of films, city and architecture from all over the world. 

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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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EARTHQUAKE TOURISM

Showing

  • Sat 7 Oct - 13:15

Tickets

In 1755 Lisbon was rocked by an earthquake that destroyed the city. The masses of tourists who now flood the city have a similar effect. The old centre is disappearing to make way for hotels, expensive properties and tourists. The accompanying monoculture is clearly visible in this film. Segways, double decker busses, golf carts and tuk-tuks emblazoned with the slogan: ‘Keep smiling, you're in Lisbon’. With a mixture of seriousness and humour, this film shows how Lisbon is changing into an open-air museum of fake authenticity. A place where empty slogans give tourists the illusion that they are seeing the true Lisbon. 

Film with introduction and Q&A

Showing

  • Sat 7 Oct 13:15 - LV Zaal 6

Tickets

film • city • architecture 10 - 14 Oct. 2018