Wed 6 Oct. 20:15AFFR Opening Night:Venice Elsewhere - AFFR
6–10 Oct 2021
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The thirteenth edition of AFFR will take place from 6 to 10 October 2021 in LantarenVenster. Under the theme More than Houses, around 85 critically selected, special and cinematographically high quality films about city and architecture from around the world will be screened. Ticket Sale for the Opening Night will start on Wednesday 8 September. On Wednesday 15 September ticket...

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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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Wed 6 Oct. 20:15
AFFR Opening Night:
Venice Elsewhere

The thirteenth edition of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam opens in the brand-new Theater Zuidplein with the festive world premiere of Venice Elsewhere by filmmaker and anthropologist Elia Romanelli. A poetic documentary about the dream of Venice as the ultimate escape in a torn and globalized world.

Wed 6 Oct. 20:15<br>AFFR Opening Night:<br>Venice Elsewhere

Romanelli searches for remote places in Europe that are named after Venice: a beauty salon in Zagreb, a shopping centre in Istanbul, a Romanian village with more sheep than inhabitants, a neighbourhood on the eastern fringe of Berlin. In the style of Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, Romanelli examines the cultural impact of a city. With stunning images and touching stories about the longing for Venice, the city slowing sinking under the weight of tourists and water.


CoronaCheck App at Theater Zuidplein
At the Opening Night in Theater Zuidplein on Wednesday 6 October, the ‘Coronatoegangsbewijs’ policy applies. At the entrance of Theater Zuidplein you need to present your unique QR code via the CoronaCheck App before entering the theatre.

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Film: Venice Elsewhere (2021, Italy, 65 min)
Director: Elia Romanelli
Date: Wednesday 6 October
Start film: 20:15 hr
Location: Theater Zuidplein, Gooilandsingel 95, Rotterdam
Tickets: € 14,50 / € 10,00

Please show your Coronatoegangsbewijs at the entrance

film • city • architecture 6 - 10 Oct. 2021
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