The Great Arc - 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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The Great Arc

The Great Arc

La Grande Arche, exactly in line with the ‘old’ Arc de Triomphe five kilometres away, was designed by Danish architect Von Spreckelsen. He intended this huge gesture, which put the La Défense business district on the map, as a symbol of hope. But the animation film The Great Arc conveys a sense of alienation and makes the most in surrealist fashion of the artworks placed in the public space of La Défense, among them Alexander Calder’s ‘Red Spider’. Somewhat meta, the film is also about drawing. And, packaged in dreams, the film expresses criticism of the smoothness of the Paris business district, where there is no place for some people.

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    La Grande Arche, exactly in line with the ‘old’ Arc de Triomphe five kilometres away, was designed by Danish architect Von Spreckelsen. He intended this huge gesture, which put the La Défense business district on the map, as a symbol of hope. But the animation film The Great Arc conveys a sense of alienation and makes the most in surrealist fashion of the artworks placed in the public space of La Défense, among them Alexander Calder’s ‘Red Spider’. Somewhat meta, the film is also about drawing. And, packaged in dreams, the film expresses criticism of the smoothness of the Paris business district, where there is no place for some people.

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    film • city • architecture 9 - 13 Oct. 2024