Rain, Tear and Sweat - 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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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