The Taking - 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 Taking

Film shapes our view of the landscape. Take the example of Monument Valley, on the border between Utah and Arizona. You cannot separate this cinematographic landscape from the movies in which it appears as a backdrop. Such a landscape is also a form of cultural appropriation: the stunning rock formations of Monument Valley were the setting for dozens of westerns that fed the myth of the heroic conquest of America. A new form of colonization, film turned the original inhabitants, the Navajo, into aliens. The Taking analyses this myth in compelling fashion. A visually overwhelming film, a must-see for every lover of film and landscape.

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  • The Taking & intro Martin Koolhoven
  • sa 07 oct 19:15 - lv cinema 3
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    Film shapes our view of the landscape. Take the example of Monument Valley, on the border between Utah and Arizona. You cannot separate this cinematographic landscape from the movies in which it appears as a backdrop. Such a landscape is also a form of cultural appropriation: the stunning rock formations of Monument Valley were the setting for dozens of westerns that fed the myth of the heroic conquest of America. A new form of colonization, film turned the original inhabitants, the Navajo, into aliens. The Taking analyses this myth in compelling fashion. A visually overwhelming film, a must-see for every lover of film and landscape.

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    film • city • architecture 9 - 13 Oct. 2024