On 29th March – 1st April 2012, the KÉK ? Contemporary Architecture Centre organizes the Budapest Architecture Film Days for the fourth time, in Kino cinema. The mission of the Architecture Film Days, inspired by the Rotterdam Architecture Film Festival, and initiated by KÉK in 2007, is to generate a dialogue between architectural practice that finds inspiration in cinema, and cinema borrowing its subjects from architecture and the city.
The 2012 edition, a selection of award winning films produced in recent years, is organized around various sections: Movement and Architecture traces the relationship between architecture and choreography, in their Living Architectures series, Ila Beka and Louise Lemoine explore the post-occupancy condition of iconic buildings and we show a selection of films that investigate the connection between Architecture and Politics. In the section Modernism, we look at the legacy of mid-century modernist architecture, and in our Portraits series we screen a filmic biography of Norman Foster. In addition, the festival will present the winners of the public short film competition, Short Shots Budapest, aiming to grasp the urban transformation of Budapest. The screenings will be accompanied by debates, discussions with directors and producers, urban walks and a photo exhibition.
Dialogue 09 – Neues Museum | Rapture | A plea for modernism | The Pruitt-Igoe Myth | The Gruen Effect | Reactions | My Playground | Desert Utopia: Midcentury Architecture in Palm Springs | Living Architectures | Mission Statements | Antwerp Central | Oil Rocks – City above the sea | Hella Jongerius: Contemporary Archetypes | How much does your buiding weigh, Mr. Foster? | Kommunalka | Requiem for Detroit? | Bauhaus: Model and Myth | Eames: The Architect and the Painter | Short Shots Budapest shortfilm competition