'Budapest Architecture Apocalyptic Film Days' @ Toldi Cinema, 7 – 10 March

  • 4 Mar 2019 11:33 AM
'Budapest Architecture Apocalyptic Film Days' @ Toldi Cinema, 7 – 10 March
Again this annual festival awaits anyone interested in beautiful movies, with contemporary architecture embedded in human stories.

The organizer Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre has selected films with apocalyptic narratives this year.

The cinema screen will be filled with motion pictures of human communities battling against environmental pollution and climate change, shrinking cities and camps accommodating masses of war refugees.

You will also have a chance to see what people thought about the future half a century ago, when the US and the Soviet Union firmly believed in technology solving every single problem of our human world.

The questions are still similar today. How much more can we build on this planet and for how long? How long will the unstoppable growth and the building craze last? Does urban development become more democratic with the use of video games or drones?

How will construction industry change if ground floor entrances are replaced with top-level runways? And where could one hide if someone would pull the handbrake instead?

The films are screened in the original language with Hungarian or English subtitles.


7 March | Thursday

TOLDI Room 1
19:00 Opening film: Planeta Petrila

21:00 Reception + Party: DJ XF Apocalypse Later DJ Set

8 March | Friday

TOLDI Room 1
18:00 Slumbering Concrete: The City That Was Too Modern
          Building amidst solitude
21:00 Hungarian Architecture 1965-67
           Palace for the People

TOLDI Room 2
20:00 Pantarei Pantanella
           SuperDesign – Italian Radical Design 1965 – 1975

23:00 Party + Toldi Club

9 March | Saturday

TOLDI Room 1
18:00 This Cold Life
21:00 Zhalanash – Empty shore
           Human Shelter 

TOLDI Room 2
18:00 Apocalypse Now – Short Films
21:00 Hotel Jugoslavija
           A Spa: Architecture of Zawodzie

23:00 Party + Toldi Club

10 March| Sunday

TOLDI Room 1
18:00 Samurai Architect 
20:00 Experimental City

TOLDI Room 2
18:00 Elevation – How Drones Will Change Cities
           Gaming the Real World

TicketsHUF 1,550 / 1,200 / Festival ticket (for 5 movies): HUF 6,000

Toldi Cinema
Budapest, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 36-38.

Source: filmnapok.kek.org.hu

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