11:00 | FRIDAY 7. 12. 2012 | Film Auditorium
screening, introduction – Mirjam Struppek (DE)
This block of short films introduced by the urban expert and theorist Mirjam Struppek will offer films reflecting the inner, psychological aspect of life in big cities, and the outer presentation of cities as individual urban units acting against the general public.
Big cities play a more and more important role in our lives, because more and more of our lives are set in them. This block of short films introduced by the urban expert and theorist Mirjam Struppek will offer films reflecting the inner, psychological aspect of life in big cities (loneliness, isolation, the "urban planning" of our own worlds inside our own heads), and the outer presentation of cities as individual urban units acting against the general public. For example Akile Nazli Kaya's film Zlin Soup follows the extraordinary development of urbanistically original Zlin, in an unscrupulous and darkly -humorous way. Jean-Gabriel Périot's short film Nijuman no borei tells the perhaps unrepeatable story of the Japanese city of Hiroshima by means of a series of photographs of its best known building the Chamber of Commerce and Industry designed by the Czech architect Jan Letzel.
The psychological aspect of life in big cities is represented by the films Feeling My Way made by the British animation classic Jonathan Hodgson and City Paradise made by Gaëlle Denis, a graduate of the Royal College of Arts in London. All the selected films clearly show that even traditional animation might have something in common with urbanism and that it can contribute to discussions on the future of contemporary big cities.
- Eliška Děcká
7 Dec | 11:00 am | FA
screening, introduction – Mirjam Struppek (DE), Urbanism Animated
dir. Gaëlle Denis | UK | 2004 | 6'
For the masses
dir. Corrie Francis | USA | 2007 | 4'3"
Zlin Soup / Zlínská polévka
dir. Akile Nazli Kaya | CZ | 2007 | 8'30"
The Other Side / Die Andere Seite
dir. Ellie Land | DE | 2007 | 5'16"
Nijuman no borei
dir. Jean-Gabriel Périot | FR | 2007 | 10'
The Lost Tribes of New York City
dir. Andy a Carolyn London | USA | 2008 | 3'
dir. Sally Arthur | UK | 2007 | 3'
Feeling my way
dir. Jonathan Hodgson | UK | 1997 | 6'
dir. Libor Pixa | CZ | 2010 | 10'
dir. Patrick Jean | FR | 2010 | 3'
The Ugly Square / Le vilain petite carré
dir. Tout court (Charles Klipfel, Quentin Carnicelli), FR | 2010 | 6'
dir. Mario Cavalli | UK | 1992 | 11'