THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE @ HNIAway From All Suns: 4 OCT 20h00 - AFFR
4–8 Oct 2023
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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Learn more about the people behind the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam

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Postal and visiting address, contact details

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Architectenweb interviews AFFR interim director Marieke Berkers

Marieke Berkers has been AFFR interim director since 1 January 2023. An architecture historian with over twenty years of experience as an independent researcher and writer, Marieke became treasurer of the AFFR board back in 2016 - so she is…
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Away From All Suns: 4 OCT 20h00

AFFR and HNI are organising a special screening of Away From All Suns at Thursday Night Live! at Het Nieuwe Instituut: Thursday 4 October, 20h00 (Thursday Bite: 18h00; guided tour archives: 19h30.)

Away From All Suns (Isa Willinger, Germany 2013) is an intriguing portait of three Muscovites who ally themselves with the fate of the buildings and the underlying ideas of Russian Constructivism. Elena battles to prevent her apartment block and the neighbouring printworks from having to make way for new development, Donatas respects tradition in his artist colony in his own manner, and architect Vsevolod wants to preserve a building. Russian constructivism still appeals to the imagination as a never-completed Utopia. But today these world monuments are in a pitiful state. Used casually, they’ve become ruins of the future.
A beautiful and prize-winning documentary in which the personal ties of the people to the monuments alternate with historical imagery.‘We can’t imagine things at first, but sometime later, they become routine.’  

In connection with the screening of Away From All Suns, from 18:30 to 19:30 archivist Alfred Marks will lead a guided tour on Russian Constructivism in the Rijksarchief voor Nederlandse Architectuur en Stedenbouw. Registration in the foyer of Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Before the Thursday Night you can grab a bite to eat with the speakers and staff of Het Nieuwe Instituut. At 18:00 Het Nieuwe Café will serve soup with bread or a quiche with salad. Dinner vouchers are available for € 7.50 up to October 3.

Tickets & information

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam
4 OCTOBER 2018, 20h00
(Thursday Bite: 18h00;
guided tour: 18h30-19h30)
Buy you tickets here.

film • city • architecture 4 - 8 Oct. 2023