The Cathedral - 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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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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The Cathedral

In 1961 Justo Gallego began to build a cathedral of epic proportions – without drawings and without any knowledge of building construction. And almost without any money. He built with what he found in junkyards and what came his way. This is how Gallego could display his love of God after he had been forced to leave his monastery as a novice. An ode to hope, the film follows him over the years: building tirelessly with steel and bricks at great heights on shaky scaffolding, ignoring all the rules of construction. When he died in 2021 at the age of 96, Don Justo, as he was also called, left behind an astonishing building. A one-man Sagrada Familia.

In 1961 Justo Gallego began to build a cathedral of epic proportions – without drawings and without any knowledge of building construction. And almost without any money. He built with what he found in junkyards and what came his way. This is how Gallego could display his love of God after he had been forced to leave his monastery as a novice. An ode to hope, the film follows him over the years: building tirelessly with steel and bricks at great heights on shaky scaffolding, ignoring all the rules of construction. When he died in 2021 at the age of 96, Don Justo, as he was also called, left behind an astonishing building. A one-man Sagrada Familia.

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film • city • architecture 9 - 13 Oct. 2024