Subject: ADFF:Toronto, Nov 14-17. Tickets on sale now!

October 24, 2019
The inaugural ADFF:Toronto is a few weeks away with opening night November 14. Along with a full line-up of 24 films, there will be over 20 speakers in panel discussions and Q&A’s — all at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.
Some film highlights ...
Director: Boris Benjamin Bertram
2018 / 58 min / Denmark 

The Human Shelter is an anthropological and poetic journey investigating how we, as human beings, create our homes. In a sentient and playful way, the film explores our idea of the concept of ‘home’. During the film we travel to some of the world’s extremities concerning climate change, growing megacities and conflict zones. Those exact places where we, as humans, are challenged in the world right now. The film glimpses at people’s ability to live and express themselves poetically when creating a home. whether it be a lagoon settlement in Lagos, a refugee camp in Iraq, or a tiny, six square meter dwelling in Tokyo.

Sat 11/16 @ 8:45 pm .  
Sun 11/17 @ 3:30 pm w/ Talk    Tickets
The Man & The Architect - Jørn Utzon
Directors: Lene Borch Hansen, Anna von Lowzow
2018 / 58 min / Denmark 

This documentary about Jørn Utzon tells the personal and emotional story of the world-renowned architect and his unique gift. Beside him stood the love of his life for 70 years, Lis, without whom he would not have become the architect and the man he was. 

His story is told by the people who were closest to him for decades: his children, close colleagues and friends, all of whom share their anecdotes and experiences. He inspired the people he worked with and had a profound effect on their lives. The film is a portrait of a devoted humanitarian and a sensitive and loving soul.

Fri 11/15 @ 6:30 pm   Tickets
Sat 11/16 @ 8:30 pm   Tickets

Mario Botta: The Space Beyond
Directors: Loretta Dalpozzo and Michèle Volontè
2018 / 77 min / Switzerland 

This documentary directed and produced by Loretta Dalpozzo and Michèle Volontè is a rare, in-depth artistic journey into the work of internationally acclaimed Swiss architect Mario Botta. The film explores Botta’s ever-growing curiosity and reflections on the contradictions of society, through his sacred spaces. Why does a globalized society feel the urge to build such spaces?

Passionate and tireless at 76, Botta is one of the few architects who has built places of prayer for the three main monotheistic religions. After building many churches, chapels and a synagogue, he is now working on a mosque in China. Through his reflections and his interactions with artists, colleagues, clients and family members, the viewers have a glimpse of the man behind the architect.

Fri 11/15 @ 6:45 pm   Tickets 
Sun 11/17 @ 6:00 pm w/ Talk   Tickets

Director: Fredrik Gertten
2018 / 90 min / Sweden 

PUSH is a new documentary from award-winning director Fredrik Gertten, investigating why we can’t afford to live in our own cities anymore. Housing is a fundamental human right, a precondition to a safe and healthy life. But in cities all around the world, having a place to live is becoming more and more difficult. Who are the players and what are the factors that make housing one of today’s most pressing world issues?

The film follows Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, and her quest to understand the radical changes that cities all over the world are being confronted with - e.g., the extreme difference between housing prices and wage development. In the greater Toronto area, for example, housing prices have increased at three times the rate of income.

Fri 11/15 @ 9:00 pm   Tickets
Sun 11/17 @ 12:45 pm w/Talk   Tickets

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