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Press kit - Press release - Architecture and Design, the must haves of programming - International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA)

Architecture and Design, the must haves of programming

Montreal, Canada

International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA)


Montreal, Canada, 2014-03-24 - Once again, FIFA offers quality films on the theme of architecture. Over the years, this category has become one of the most sought after of the Festival.

ARCHITECTURE

Fagus - Walter Gropius and the Factory for Modernity, by Niels-Christian Bolbrinker, an example of a complex of 10 buildings still in operation reflecting the beginnings of modern architecture and industrial design.
CENTRE CANADIEN D’ARCHITECTURE - Théâtre Paul-Desmarais
SATURDAY, MARCH 22 – 18H30
SATURDAY, MARCH 29 – 16H

Fascination Gratte-ciel - L’Étoile de Sendling, Munich, by Joachim Haupt and Sabine Pollmeier, traces the history of this exceptional building. On March 22, 2012, the new head office of the German automobile club ADAC was inaugurated in Sendling, a neighbourhood located near Munich’s historic centre. Architects at Berlin-based Sauerbruch Hutton, one of Germany’s most innovative architectural firms, designed this 93-metre tower and its star-shaped base. Behind its multicoloured facades are offices bathed in light, with a view of the Alps.
CENTRE CANADIEN D’ARCHITECTURE - Théâtre Paul-Desmarais
SUNDAY, MARCH 23 – 16H

Jean Nouvel and the Tormented Concerthouse, by Jon Adelsten, attempts to provide a better understanding of the artistic vision and personality of French architect Jean Nouvel and the compromises he had to make in designing the Danish Broadcasting Corporation headquarters in Copenhagen. The result, however, is striking: a huge translucent blue box shimmering in the night.
CENTRE CANADIEN D’ARCHITECTURE - Théâtre Paul-Desmarais
THURSDAY, MARCH 27 – 19H
SUNDAY, MARCH 30 – 13H30
SUNDAY, MARCH 30 – 18H30 (additional screenings)
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal – Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings
SUNDAY, MARCH 30 – 16H

Le Défi des bâtisseurs – La Cathédrale de Strasbourg, by Marc Jampolsky. The film features re-enactments, period documents, computer-generated images and conversations with historians and specialists. It reveals the construction secrets behind this architectural feat, the lives of its master craftsmen, social organization on the worksite, awareness of the project across Europe, and the political and religious context in which it was built.
UQAM - Salle 1
SUNDAY, MARCH 23 – 18H30
SUNDAY, MARCH 29 | 16 H
SUNDAY, MARCH 30 – 16H

With
Le Rolex Learning Center, by Juliette Garcias, we discover the unique characteristics of this wave of concrete and glass, which has inspired many metaphors. Built in 2010 by Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA agency, this weightless volume of more than 20,000 m2 does not have a single wall. The architects opted for an artificial landscape, with gentle slopes and undulations.
CENTRE CANADIEN D’ARCHITECTURE - Théâtre Paul-Desmarais
FRIDAY, MARCH 21 – 18H30
SUNDAY, MARCH 23 – 13H30

MuCEM – Naissance d’un musée, by Samuel Lajus, follows the three years it took to build MuCEM / Museum of Mediterranean Civilization in Marseille, a work by the architect Rudy Ricciotti.
CENTRE CANADIEN D’ARCHITECTURE - Théâtre Paul-Desmarais
FRIDAY, MARCH 21 – 18H30
SUNDAY, MARCH 23 – 13H30

Dans
Naissance d’un musée – Le Louvre-Lens, Alain Fleischer tells the whole story about the creation of a new museum from every angle: geographical, historical, political, museographic and architectural.
CENTRE CANADIEN D’ARCHITECTURE - Théâtre Paul-Desmarais
SATURDAY, MARCH 22 – 13H30

Tadao Ando, l’architecte du vide et de l’infini, by Mathias Frick, is a tribute to the artist. Filmed in Osaka and Italy, where he is idolized, the “Master of Minimalism” discusses the various buildings he has designed. Winner of the 1995 Pritzker Prize and other prestigious awards, he creates serene and spare interiors, a successful synthesis of traditional Japanese design and modernism.
CENTRE CANADIEN D’ARCHITECTURE
Théâtre Paul-Desmarais
THURSDAY, MARCH 27 – 19H
SUNDAY, MARCH 30 – 13H30
SUNDAY, MARCH 30 – 18H30 (additional screenings)
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal – Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings
Sunday, MARCH 30 | 16h

The New Rijksmuseum 3, by Oeke Hoogendijk, describes the fascinating, complex process behind the renovation of the most famous museum in the Netherlands, the Rijksmuseum, which reopened its doors in April at the end of a project that took 10 years. .
CENTRE CANADIEN D’ARCHITECTURE - Théâtre Paul-Desmarais
SUNDAY, MARCH 30 – 16H00
MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE MONTRÉAL – Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings
SUNDAY, MARCH 30 – 18H30 (additional screenings)

The New Rijksmuseum 4, by Oeke Hoogendijk, chosen for the FIFA benefit evening, provides an overview of the work done during the years of demolition and restoration, as well as the financial and political debate surrounding the project, which cost 375 million euros.
CENTRE CANADIEN D’ARCHITECTURE - Théâtre Paul-Desmarais
WENESDAY, MARCH 26 – 18H30
SUNDAY, MARCH 30 – 16H00
MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE MONTRÉAL – Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings
SUNDAY, MARCH 30 – 18H30 (additional screenings)

Zaha Hadid: Who Dares Wins, by Lindsey Hanlon and Roger Parsons presents a portrait of the leader in the deconstructivist movement. The only woman to receive the Pritzker Prize (the Nobel Prize of architecture), Zara Hadid strives to push the laws of gravity.
CENTRE CANADIEN D’ARCHITECTURE - Théâtre Paul-Desmarais
SUNDAY, MARCH 23 – 18H30
SATURDAY, MARCH 29 – 18H30

DESIGN

With Alessandro Mendini: The Theatre of Objects, director Christian Angeli offers a portrait of the architect and designer, one of the most representative contemporary artists of our time.
CENTRE CANADIEN D’ARCHITECTURE - Théâtre Paul-Desmarais
SATURDAY, MARCH 29 – 13H30

Everything Must Change – Piet Zwart, by Sherman De Jesus, portrays one of the twentieth century’s most influential typographers. His versatility and his influence on present-day designers prompted the Association of Dutch Designers to name him “Designer of the Century” in 2000.
CENTRE CANADIEN D’ARCHITECTURE - Théâtre Paul-Desmarais
SATURDAY, MARCH 22 – 18H30
SATURDAY, MARCH 29 – 16H00

Table E1027 d'Eileen Gray, by Danielle Schirman, recalls the turning point in the career of the young Irish aristocrat Eileen Gray. She attracted attention for her luxurious lacquer technique from 1913 onward, and turned to architecture in the early 1920s, designing E1027, a villa in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, as well as all of its interiors. This included the celebrated side table known as E1027.
CENTRE CANADIEN D’ARCHITECTURE - Théâtre Paul-Desmarais
SATURDAY, MARCH 22 – 18H30
SATURDAY, MARCH 29 – 16H

Why a Film About Michele De Lucchi, de Alessio Bozzer, traces the carreer of one of the pillars of the Memphis group that influenced the aesthetics of the 1980s with colourful, fun furniture.
CENTRE CANADIEN D’ARCHITECTURE - Théâtre Paul-Desmarais
SATURDAY, MARCH 29 – 13H30

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Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal – Auditorium

Maxwell-Cummings
SATURDAY, MARCH 30 | 16 H

ABOUT FIFA
The International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) is a non-profit organization devoted to the promotion and presentation of the finest productions on art and media art. A competitive festival that is unique in North America, it is the most important annual event of its kind in the world, and a fixture on the cultural landscape of Montreal. Rich and varied, its program includes films from all corners of the world, and is accompanied by a series of special events, as well as a local and international tour. A mecca for artists and artisans from the art and film communities, FIFA has presented over the years more than 5,000 films from 70 countries.

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NOTE: THE 32nd FIFA WILL BE HELD FROM MARCH 20 TO 30, 2014.


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