Wednesday 15 June, 20:00, auditorium Het Nieuwe Instituut
The Last City (Die letzte Stadt) – Heinz Emigholz – 2020 – Germany – 100 min
Emigholz (1948) has been active since 1973 in both Germany and the US as a filmmaker, visual artist and author. His vast body of work comprises a multitude of poetical, mostly silent documentaries about the city and architecture. With The Last City, he turns in a new direction with this philosophical, reflective story about the essence of five cities – Be’er Sheva, Berlin, Athens, Hong Kong and São Paolo. The film had its world premiere at the Berlinale in 2020 and was described by the New York Film Festival as ’ambitious and surprisingly funny’. Not your usual architecture documentary, but a new and sometimes absurdist take on the built environment by a major filmmaker.