The Mies van der Rohes - 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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Organisation

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The Mies van der Rohes

He lived during the most turbulent years of the twentieth century. Worked in the Bauhaus together with Walter Gropius and Paul Klee. Fled from the Nazis in 1938. And grew to become one of the biggest architects of his day in the Unites States. Those facts we are familiar with. But The Mies van der Rohes presents a shocking new perspective. Using films, photos and documents, the documentary reconstructs the image of a celebrated architect from the female perspective. It gives a voice to the women, daughters and girlfriends who helped to create the myth around Mies van der Rohe, while they themselves were hindered in their development by old-fashioned mores and fossilized traditions.

He lived during the most turbulent years of the twentieth century. Worked in the Bauhaus together with Walter Gropius and Paul Klee. Fled from the Nazis in 1938. And grew to become one of the biggest architects of his day in the Unites States. Those facts we are familiar with. But The Mies van der Rohes presents a shocking new perspective. Using films, photos and documents, the documentary reconstructs the image of a celebrated architect from the female perspective. It gives a voice to the women, daughters and girlfriends who helped to create the myth around Mies van der Rohe, while they themselves were hindered in their development by old-fashioned mores and fossilized traditions.

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film • city • architecture 9 - 13 Oct. 2024