Rain, Tear and Sweat - AFFR
9–13 Oct 2024
film • stad • architectuur

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2025 – 2028

We’re pleased to announce that AFFR has received a positive - and even laudatory - advice from the Cultuurplan Advisory Committee for the period 2025-2028, which is certainly something to be proud of: "In recent years, Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam…
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Rain, Tear and Sweat

Rain, Tear and Sweat

Artist Bei Yu explores the notion of ‘Chineseness’ in his animation films. That inevitably results in multi-layered stories. Yu often chooses a tangible object in a city, in the past, to structure his narrative. In Rain, Tear and Sweat he centres on the jumble of viaducts that separate old Shanghai from the newer districts. But also the Art Deco apartment complex Denis, whose four statues perished in the iconoclasm of 1966. The grainy, moving black-and-white images, sometimes with a touch of colour, engender a sense of melancholy, allowing viewers to ponder a world that we create together layer by layer.

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    Artist Bei Yu explores the notion of ‘Chineseness’ in his animation films. That inevitably results in multi-layered stories. Yu often chooses a tangible object in a city, in the past, to structure his narrative. In Rain, Tear and Sweat he centres on the jumble of viaducts that separate old Shanghai from the newer districts. But also the Art Deco apartment complex Denis, whose four statues perished in the iconoclasm of 1966. The grainy, moving black-and-white images, sometimes with a touch of colour, engender a sense of melancholy, allowing viewers to ponder a world that we create together layer by layer.

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    film • city • architecture 9 - 13 Oct. 2024