Abandoned spaces are frozen in time: the relics of modernity. But where does man fit into these crumbling cities? Which stories are hidden in these mysterious palazzos, curious dwellings and lived-in houses?
Films screened in this combined programme
As Much Time as SpaceKatja Mater IFFR 2018 9′
Ingenious cinematic intervention by artist Katja Mater creates visual dialogue between her drawings and the interior of the Van Doesburg house in Meudon.
MonelleDiego Marcon IFFR 2018 16′
Girls lie asleep in a modernist building, lit up for only an instant by flashes of light. A horror movie with a jolly ending.
City of TomorrowGavin Hipkins IFFR 2018 11′
Captivating architecture film explores Le Corbusier's ideas on repetition and order from his early writings and the planned capital city of Chandigarh.
Enigmatic WhisperRosa Barba IFFR 2018 8′
A joyous game with 16mm images and sound from kinetic objects in the studio where Alexander Calder (1898-1976) still seems present.
The Distance Between UsJan Locus IFFR 2018 32′
Audio letters of an immigrant family in Molenbeek bear witness to the pain and yearning of the ones who stayed behind. A haunted audiovisual mantra.