THE ART OF MEGALOMANIA

Do we run or fight when our cities fall into the hands of obsessed mayors, investors or politicians? Unbelievable, but true, stories featuring moments of sadness and moments of laughter. Scottish farmers in a desperate fight against Donald Trump, the transformation of one of China’s most polluted cities into a cultural capital, and billionaire Londoners moving underground. Caution: only for the strong hearted.

The Chinese Mayor (Hao Zhou, 2015, 86’)
You’ve Been Trumped (Anthony Baxter, 2011, 95’)
Millionaire Basement Wars (James Dawson, 2015, 50’)
Rent-a-Foreigner in China (David Borenstein, 2015, 8’)
Casus Belli (Yorgos Zois, 2010, 11’)

YOU CAN’T ESCAPE ARCHITECTURE

There is nowhere to hide from architecture. This section, from where the festival motto originates, deals with disappearing local communities due to the global urbanisation processes. Here you can find the stories of Chinese farmers who are destined to move from their villages into ghost towns; Indian art colonies in New Delhi, which are regarded as national treasure, and are at the same time jeopardised by real estate developments; and uniquely creative public space occupation in Central-Europe. The dilemma is the same: accept their fate and move on or fight for their homes?

The Land of Many Palaces (Adam Smith, Song Ting, 2015, 61’)
Tomorrow We Disappear (Jimmy Goldblum, Adam Weber, 2014, 80’)
Star Parade in a Georgian Underpass – selection of shorts from Eastern Europe (95’)
—— The House Guard (Ingel Vaikla, 2015, 26’)
—— Memory Reel (Adela Muntean, 2015, 13’)
—— Free Spaces (Ina Ivanceanu, 2015, 60’)

SANAA IN CONTEXT

The SANAA architecture studio won the tender from the new Hungarian National Gallery. How is this going to turn out? Is it a chance for Budapest to slowly appear on the radar of contemporary architecture? It is too early to tell. But we could construct a more established opinion by getting acquainted with the works of the renowned Japanese architects and the tradition that they build upon. This venture is aided by the selection.

Portraits of Japanese Architects – selection of shorts (24′)
Le Paysage Intérieur (Pierre Maillard, 2010, 83’)
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Michael Kim, 2012, 8’)

LONG-TERM EFFECTS

Several films in this section have been shot over decades to follow the building and transformation processes of long-term projects, cultural buildings, and iconic public spaces. These exceptional documentaries strive to present as many aspects as possible: the citizens, the institutions’ employees, politicians, local activists, internal and external factors delaying completion, global financial processes or local everyday conflicts. A very illuminating block for the doubters and braggers alike.

Last Exit Alexanderplatz (Hans Christian Post, 2015, 56’)
Future Suspended (Ross Domoney, Jaya Klara Brekke, 2014, 36’)
The New Rijksmuseum (Oeke Hoogendijk, 2014, 131’)
Harpa (Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir, 2012, 52’)
Changing Urban Centres – selection of shorts from the archives of Lechner Lajos Knowledge Centre (90’)

UNEXPECTED ENCOUNTERS

One of the most exciting sub-genre of architecture films is where grandiose concepts meet reality and arrive at very different outcomes, sometimes even contrary to the original objective. One example is 99 Dom-Ino, presenting the Le Corbusier inspired Italian formations as “architectural blasphemies”, being a source for both pride and anger. Other films tell us about the limitations of planning on a human scale, concerning the contradiction in the architectural combination of innovation and tradition and about nature finding its way through cities. Thought you understood architecture? After seeing this block of films, you will think twice.

Modulor (FREAKS freearchitects, 2015, 6’)
99 Dom-ino (Martina Muzi, Joseph Grima, 2014, 50’)
Strange and Familiar – Architecture on Fogo Island (Katherine Knight and Marcia Connolly, 2014, 55’)
Henning Larsen – Light and Space (Jytte Rex, 2013, 56’)
The Flora, the Fauna and the City – selection of shorts (90’)
—— Bonnington Square (Alistair Oldham, 2011, 21′)
—— NEXT 21 (Beate Lendt, 2009, 30′)
—— [in]closure (Paul Azzopardi, Noé Basch, Etienne Feher, 2012, 9′)
—— Elii 072 Potlach (Miguel de Guzmán, 2014, 3′)
—— This Is Pan Tao (Silvan Hagenbrock, 2013, 9′)
—— Among the huts (Oksana Nosach, 2014, 14′)
—— Biobricket dryer in Monor (Csiha András, Máté Albert, 2014, 14′)
Schoolyard (Rinio Dragasaki, 10’)
Bivouac in Alps (Ales Gregoric, David Jesenicnik, 4’)

3rd MARCH | THURSDAY

TOLDI Room 1
19:00 Opening film
The Chinese Mayor

TOLDI Foyer
21:00 Reception
Music: Dj XF (Sándor Finta) The Chinese New Year After.

4th MARCH | FRIDAY

TOLDI Room 1
19:00
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art
Le Paysage Intérieur
screening and discussion on the implementability of grandiose architecture visions with Béla Bánáti, Zoltán Erő, Attila Bujdosó and Bence Varga
21:15
You’ve Been Trumped

TOLDI Room 2
18:00
Bivouac in Alps
Strange and Familiar – Architecture on Fogo Island
screening and discussion about the architect firm Saunders Architecture with Attila Béres

TOLDI Foyer
22:00 Party – Toldi klub – Pure Lust: Mr. Raul K.(Ivory Coast), Daniel Page, Daniel Ban

5th MARCH | SATURDAY

11:00  You can’t escape architecture! – urban walk in Erzsébetváros, Budapest by Bálint Kádár

CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE CENTRE
13:00-16:00
Portraits of Japanese Architects – selection of shorts

TOLDI Room 1
17:00
Last Exit Alexanderplatz
screening and discussion on the reconstruction of  Széll Kálmán tér with Dávid Zubreczki, Balázs Maczó and Tamás Fialovszky
19:00
Rent-a-Foreigner in China
The Land of Many Palaces
21:00
Freak Show
screening and discussion with FREAKS freearchitects (FR)

TOLDI Room 2
14:00
Millionaire Basement Wars
15:00 History as Burden or Experience?: City Planning in Post-Unification Berlin
lecture by Hans Christian Post
16:00
Modulor
99 Dom-ino
17:30
Changing Urban Centres – selection of shorts from the archives of Lechner Lajos Knowledge Centre
screening and discussion with György Vadász, Géza Magyar and József Kerényi, the architects who appear in the films
19:30
The Flora, the Fauna and the City – selection of shorts
screening and discussion with directors Oksana Nosach and Alistair Oldham and ‘86’ Festival representative Teta Tsybulnyk

TOLDI Foyer
22:00 Party – Toldi klub – WOW: Women On Women

6th MARCH | SUNDAY

TOLDI Room 1
13:30
Bivouac in Alps
Strange and Familiar – Architecture on Fogo Island
screening and discussion about the architect firm Saunders Architecture with Attila Béres15:00
Casus Belli
Schoolyard
Future Suspended
screening and discussion on the long-term effects of the Olympic Games with Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy and Bálint Kádár
17:00
Harpa
Henning Larsen – Light and Space
20:00
The New Rijksmuseum

TOLDI Room 2
14:00
Tomorrow We Disappear
16:00
Millionaire Basement Wars
17:30
Star Parade in a Georgian Underpass – selection of shorts from Eastern Europe
screening and discussion with director Ina Ivanceanu