Westerns and the landscapewith Martin Koolhoven:The Taking, Sat 7 Oct, 19:15 - AFFR
9–13 Oct 2024
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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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Westerns and the landscape
with Martin Koolhoven:
The Taking, Sat 7 Oct, 19:15

Martin Koolhoven, one of the Netherlands' most successful filmmakers and director of the first Dutch western, Brimstone, talks to AFFR curator Jord den Hollander about filmmaking and the role of the landscape as a film location.

Westerns and the landscape<br>with Martin Koolhoven:<br>The Taking, Sat 7 Oct, 19:15

About 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.

About Martin Koolhoven

Martin Koolhoven is one of the Netherlands’ most successful filmmakers, filming his own scenarios as well as those of others. Martin eats and drinks film; HP De Tijd once wrote about him that celluloid flows through his veins. He started with small arthouse films, but via blockbusters like Het Schnitzelparadijs and Oorlogswinter, he recently made his international debut with Brimstone, the first Dutch western sold to more than eighty countries.



Saturday 7 October 19:15
LantarenVenster Room 3
film • city • architecture 9 - 13 Oct. 2024