The summer film series Pantalla Pavelló runs through the cities and its representation in the cinema with projections directly on the travertine of the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion. On this occasion it places us in Berlin under the title of Architecture, Cinema and Bauhaus to celebrate and honor the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus school, a combination of liberated imagination and rigorous structure that links with the social context and weaves the history of an era that stretches from the beginning of the 20th century to the present.
After the projection of Bauhaus Spirit, the second proposal of the cycle, Berlin Babylon takes us to the decade after the fall of the wall in Berlin, a historical moment that is a unique phenomenon. Since 1989, the German capital has tried to overcome its catastrophic past, restore the urban fabric destroyed in the Second World War and then rebuild as if life depended on it and reject the shadows of yesterday’s darkness.
Berlin Babylon directed by Hubertus Siegert (2001, Germany, VOS Spanish) shows the concentration of construction in the 1990s, the images of a city in transition, the fascination of rapid change, the horrors of destruction, the spell cast on empty. It is the drama of real estate, of money and power.
People who appear in Berlin Babylon include those who build and those who hire others to build. The film uses fantastic images to show the contrasts of the city and the protagonists of the hasty transformation. It shows us prominent architects, promoters, politicians and urban planners at work. There are no interviews, there are no statements. Music provides the comment.
Francesca Ferguson, founder of “Make City, Berlin” will presents the film and the book “Make City. A Compendium of Urban Alternatives. Stadt anders machen”.Free admission with prior reservation