Seoul screens architecture film festival
A special kind of festival has just kicked off in Seoul, an event designed to help better understand architecture and to glimpse architectural trends both domestically and across the world.
Ewha Womans University plays host the sixth Seoul International Architecture Film Festival from October 29 to November 3, under the theme of, “If buildings could talk?”
The festival will screen a total of 21 documentary and commercial movies, each of which is about architecture or which spotlights distinctive architectural aesthetics in many of its scenes.
For those who find the concept of a movie about architecture to be a bit complicated, professional architects and movie directors will dissect each movie for the audience during pre-screening discussion events.
The festival began with an opening ceremony, where the documentary, “Cathedrals of Culture 3-D,” was shown to the public.
The film is a joint project by six directors, including Wim Wenders, Michael Glawogger, Michael Madsen, Robert Redford, Margreth Olin and Karim Ainouz.
“It’s a great pleasure to see both architecture and movie lovers get together at this festival,” said President Kim Young-soo of the Korea Institute of Registered Architects. “Hopefully, here they will talk with each other about architecture and movies and can get a better understanding of what architecture is all about.”
The festival continues until November 3. For more information, please click on the official website, below.
By Sohn JiAe
Korea.net Staff Writer
Photos: the organizing committee of the Seoul International Architecture Film Festival