AFFR Archined Classic – Hands over the City


On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, Archined presents two classics. Francesco Rosi’s social-realist Hands over the City, winner of the Golden Lion in 1963, and the modern classic High-Rise by Ben Wheatley, based on the book of the same name by J.G. Ballard. Both feature films raise issues that are addressed in The Persistence of Questioning, Archined’s anniversary program with critical reflections on the future, architecture and more.

Francesco Rosi’s neorealist classic Hands over the City is a highlight of architectural film history and more relevant than ever. The battle between corrupt officials, ruthless property speculators and a poverty-stricken population that is trapped. Sixty years after the event, the fateful story of Naples’s urban renewal is still recognizable. Hands over the City exposes the mistakes in the system with passion and anger. Essential viewing for every city planner!

Marten Kuijpers (architect, researcher at Het Nieuwe Instituut, and Archined correspondent) will introduce the film.

Hands over the City – Francesco Rosi | Italy 1963 | 101 Min. | | Feature film


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