The Stone Speakers - AFFR

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The twelfth AFFR takes place from 7 to 11 October 2020. After the opening film at Theater Rotterdam, the festival moves to LanterenVenster cinema. This year the AFFR will again welcome dozens of international filmmakers and an expected 7500 fans of films, city and architecture from all over the world. 

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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 Stone Speakers

The Stone Speakers

Showing

  • Thu 10 Oct - 21:15

Tickets

After the war, Bosnia-Herzegovina searched for an identity of its own. With an eye for beauty and absurdity, The Stone Speakers shows the unique new tourist industry of the country, which is struggling to make the transition from communism to capitalism. The oddest forms of folklore and religion are being deployed to attract visitors. A talking Virgin Mary, for example, and mysterious pyramids supposedly older than those in Egypt. A film about the absurdist circus in a country struggling with its identity and desperately trying to forget the recent civil war.

With an introduction by Saša Radenovic
Saša Radenovic (1970) founded the Amsterdam based Architectuurstudio Radenovic in 2012. After graduating as an architect at the Academy of Architecture Amsterdam, he worked on various architectural projects, ranging from the scale of an urban plan, residential buildings, private houses to interiors. His architectuurstudio now mostly researches projects that both serve architectural and public spaces in cities. The studio investigates in new ways to organize ideas and integrates both the programmatic and functional requirements of spatial environments. The context, the history and the people inhabiting the space play a central role in the projects. Saša Radenovic is also a lecturer at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam and the coordinator of Archiprix Balkan as a part of Archiprix International.
 

Showing

  • Thu 10 Oct 21:15 - LV Zaal 6

Tickets

Club Fountainhead Club Fountainhead
film • city • architecture 7 - 11 Oct. 2020
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