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FOCUS ON ARCHITECTURE AT VIFF 2012


Perret in France and Algeria

PERRET IN FRANCE AND ALGERIA

(Perret in Frankreich und Algerien)

Germany | Dir: Heinz Emigholz

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Wed. Oct 10, 9:15 pm, Vancity
Fri. Oct 12, 1:30 pm, Vancity

The last film in Heinz Emigholz’s (see also Parabeton at this year’s VIFF) groundbreaking and spellbinding "Architecture as Autobiography" series, and the second in his series "The Decampment of Modernism," is the first film ever made on French architect brothers Auguste and Gustave Perret, presenting 30 of their projects in chronological order. And it may be perfect.

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Parabeton—Pier Luigi Nervi and Roman Concrete

PARABETON—PIER LUIGI NERVI AND ROMAN CONCRETE

(Parabeton—Pier Luigi Nervi und römischer Beton)

Germany | Dir: Heinz Emigholz

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North American Premiere

Sun. Sep 30, 7:00 pm, Vancity
Wed. Oct 3, 4:00 pm, Vancity

Large screen. Bright light. Superb architecture. Faultless framing. The Eternal City’s ancient buildings are examined alongside their imposing modernist neighbours created by Pier Luigi Nervi. "The art of concrete as a medium rivets the eye of the film world’s most acute observer of architecture, Heinz Emigholz."—Variety

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Reconversao

RECONVERSÃO

Portugal | Dir: Thom Andersen

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North American Premiere

Fri. Sep 28, 6:45 pm, Cinematheque
Mon. Oct 1, 3:20 pm, Granville 5

Thom Andersen (Los Angeles Plays Itself) portrays 17 buildings and unrealized projects by 2011 Pritzker Prize-winning Portuguese "starchitect" Eduardo Souto Moura. Political engagement vies with a fair amount of Andersen’s dry humour as Souto Moura’s reconverted ruins and Andersen’s visual style come together in a Vertovian dialectic.

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Lou Harrison: A World of Music

LOU HARRISON: A WORLD OF MUSIC

USA | Dir: Eva Soltes

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International Premiere

Fri. Oct 5, 6:30 pm, Vancity
Sun. Oct 7, 10:45 am, Cinematheque

Lou Harrison is considered one of the great composers of the 20th century for "...creating America's first important body of 'multi-cultural' music."--New Yorker. Student of Schoenberg, friend of Cage, Harrison's micro-tonal music astonishes for being so open and so beautiful. Eva Soltes crafts a loving and lively tribute to this iconoclast, who also made a lasting contribution to architecture thanks to the stunning desert dwelling he built in Joshua Tree, California.

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Vancouver International Film Festival | VIFF 2012

September 27 - October 12, 2012 | Film Info: 604.683.FILM (3456) | VIFF Office: 604.685.0260