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FOR INDIA IN PREPARATION FOR STREAMING

SCREENING IN INDIA

Saturday 17 February   12 pm India Design ID, New Delhi

Tuesday  20 February     6 pm at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Chandigarh

 

FURTHER SCREENINGS are also planned in Chandigarh at Chitkara University, then in Ahmedabad, in Bangalore and in Hyderabad

STREAMING SWITZERLAND

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Synopsis

Shortly after the Partition of India and liberation from British colonial rule, a new capital for the Punjab was to be built from scratch at the foot of the Himalayas, with the former capital of Lahore having become part of Pakistan. The planned city of Chandigarh would stand for the new democracy, progress and faith in the future. Architects from the West were called upon – first Albert Mayer, and then the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier. Plans, visions and utopias came together. For Le Corbusier, Chandigarh offered a unique opportunity to complete his life’s work and put his urban planning ideas into practice. His vision was to create a modern, humane and just city, built according to the “measure of man”, which allowed for a cultural life and harmonious interaction between people and nature. 

 

On the 70th anniversary of Le Corbusier’s planned city, we reflect on whether this vision has become a reality in Chandigarh. The film accompanies people on their journeys through the city, seeking out settings and scenes that reveal the inspiring interplay of old dreams and new life, the utopian and the everyday, decay and quiet poetry. A contemporary witness recalls the early days of the city. The director of the Le Corbusier Centre, an artist, an actor and an architect all talk about the experience of settling here, and contemplate their life in and with Chandigarh. We meet residents who offer an insight into the city as we roam and immerse ourselves in the everyday life that has evolved around the built environment. 

SYNOPSIS

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TRAILER

CINEMA SCHEDULE

Spielplan

GERMANY

https://www.realfictionfilme.de/kraft-der-utopie-leben-mit-le-corbusier-in-chandigarh.html

 

City                         Cinema                                   Date

Aalen                          Kino am Kocher                         24.04.24

Augsburg                   Thalia                                          04.03.24

Berlin                          Bali                                        ab 22.02.24

Berlin                          Klick Kino                              ab 22.02.24           

Berlin                          Sputnik                                  ab 22.02.24

Berlin                          filmkunst 66                          ab 22.02.24

Berlin                          fsk kino                                  ab 22.02.24

Bochum                     Casablanca                            ab 22.02.24

Bonn                           Rex                                         ab 22.02.24

Braunschweig            Universum                    04.03. + 10.03.24

Bremen                      City 46                           22.02. – 06.03.24

Brühl                          Zoom                                           26.01.24 

Cottbus                     Obenkino                     11.04.-17.04.2024

Dortmund                 Sweetsixteen                               30.01.24

Dortmund                 Sweetsixteen                          ab 22.02.24

Dresden                     Programmkino Ost               ab 22.02.24

Dresden                     Zentralkino                            ab 22.02.24

Duisburg                   filmforum                                     27.01.24

Düsseldorf                 Metropol                                     04.02.24

Düsseldorf                 Metropol                               ab 22.02.24

Erlangen                    Lamm-Lichtspieke             03. – 05.03.24

Essen                          Filmstudio                         25. – 27.01.24

Esslingen                   Koki                               20.02. + 27.02.24

Frankfurt                    Mal Seh`n Kino                           25.02.24

Freiburg                     Friedrichsbau                        ab 22.02.24

Freiburg                     Harmonie                                    05.02.24

Gauting                     Breitwand                               ab 22.02.24

Göppiingen              Staufen Kino                           ab 22.02.24.04.-17.04.2024

Hamburg                   Abaton                                         08.05.24

Hannover                  Kinos am Raschplatz              ab 22.02.24

Ingoldstadt               Union                                            04.03.24

Karlsruhe                   Kinemathek                        24. + 25.02.24

Karlsruhe                   Schauberg                              ab 29.02.24

Kassel                        Bali                                                10.03.24

Kiel                            Koki in der Pumpe               25. - 28.02.24

Köln                           Filmhaus                                 ab 22.02.24

Köln                           Filmpalette                             ab 07.03.24

Köln                           Odeon                                    ab 22.02.24

Leipzig                       Passage Kinos                        ab 22.02.24

Lich                            Traumstern                              ab 21.03.24

Ludwigsburg             Luna                                        ab 22.02.24

Lüneburg                   Scala               25.02. + 10.03. + 24.03.24 Matinee

Mannheim                 Odeon                                    ab 22.02.24

München                   Maxim                                     ab 22.02.24             

München                   Monopol                                      14.02.24

Münster                     Cinema                                        04.02.24

Münster                     Schlosstheater                       ab 22.02.24

Nürnberg                  Filmhaus                                  ab 22.02.24

Oldenburg                Casablanca                                   22.04.24 

Osnarbrück               Cinema Arthouse                         07.04.24

Paderborn                 Cineplex                                       23.04.24

Ratzburg                    Burgtheater                                  05.03.24

Regensburg              Kinos im Andreasstadel               22.02.24

Seefeld                      Breitwand                                 ab 29.02.24

Starnberg                       Breitwand                                 05.03.24

Stuttgart                    Atelier im Bollwerk                 ab 22.02.24

Ulm                            Obscura                                   ab 25.02.24

Wasserburg               Kino Utopia                             ab 14.03.24

Weimar                      Lichthaus                                 ab 22.02.24

Weiterstadt               KoKi                                  19.04. - 22.04.24

Wiesbaden               Caligari                                 01. + 06.03.24

REFLECTIONS ON THE FILM

Everything in Chandigarh is designed and planned, from the furniture to the street signs to the houses and their layout. And amazingly, the structures have barely changed to this day. The city’s first “foundation stone” was laid in the creation of Chandigarh’s lake – 70 years later, we take the chance to talk to the last remaining witnesses of these beginnings. As filmmakers, we’re interested in how the urban planning and social visions of modern architecture have become reality, and how they have developed over time. How the collaboration between East and West and the enormous creative power of the design has impacted the cultural life of the city. We explore Chandigarh’s at a time when the world is in turmoil and searching for new ideas. What can we learn from this utopia today for today’s world?

 

Le Corbusier is one of the most influential architects, artists and urban planners of the modern era, and his approach and ideas are still inspiring and groundbreaking today. His presence in the film is felt through quotations of his words. Chandigarh is relatively unknown in Switzerland, although the country’s 10-franc note bore Le Corbusier’s portrait until October 2017, with the Chandigarh Secretariat built in 1958 printed on the reverse. 

A conscious decision was made not to address the Le Corbusier’s somewhat controversial personality and his life’s work as a whole in the film. Our interest lies in his utopias. Our aim is to counter the often capitalist motives of building development in Switzerland with the utopias of modernity.

 

In Chandigarh, the Western architecture of classical modernism with which we are familiar meets the Indian everyday life of the present. Making the film allowed us to immerse ourselves in a different culture and an unfamiliar reality – and audiences will now be able to do the same. This kind of encounter allows us to see the supposedly familiar in a new way. We look back to Europe from afar, and ask ourselves how we want to live as human beings in the future. We are interested in Chandigarh as a laboratory for a new way of living together.

FILM FESTIVALS

Venice Architecture Film Festival 2023
WINNER BEST FILM 2023
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Architecture & Design Film Festival 2023
New York / Toronto / Vancouver / Chicago 
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Cinema LantarenVenster Rotterdam 2023
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Film and Architecture Festival in Prag 2023
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International Art Film Festival Birmingham 2023
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59. Solothurn Film Festival 2024
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ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL
WINNIPEG, CANADA
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42. INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL DE FILM SUR L` ART MONTREAL / QUEBEC
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TILBURG ARCHITECTUUR FILM FESTIVAL 2024
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BEIRUT ART FILM FESTIVAL 2024
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KINO

CINEMA

GAME DATES 2023 in Switzerland

Acquarossa, Blenio (out)

Ascona, Otello (out)

 

Aubonne, Rex (out)

 

Basel, Kult.Kino (out)

Bern, CineMovie 3 (out)

Biel, Lido 2 (out)

Brugg, Kino Odeon (out)

 

Chur, Kino Kinocenter (out)

Delémont, Cinémont 2 (out)

 

Düdingen, Kleinkino Kran (out)

Frauenfeld, Kino Luna (out) 

Fribourg, REX 2 (out)

 

Frick, Cinema Monti (out)

Genève-Carouge, Bio Patricia Plattner (out)

 

Genève, Cinélux (out)

Heiden, Kino Rosental (out)

Ilanz, Cinema Sil Plaz (out)

Yverdon, Bel-Air (out)

 

Klosters, Cinema 89 (out)

 La Chaux-de-Fonds, Scala 3 (out)

 

Lausanne, Zinéma (out)

 

Le Locle, CinéCasino (out)

 

Liestal, Kino Sputnik (out)

Locarno, Rialto (out)

Lugano, Iride (out)

Lucerne, Cinema Bourbaki(out)

Martigny, Cinerive (out)

 

Meiringen, Kino+ (out)

Mendrisio, Multisala 1908 (out)

Morges, Odeon  (out)

 

Moutier, Cinoche (out)

 

Murten, Cinema Fire Brigade Magazine No.1(out)

Neuchâtel, Apollo 3  (out)

Orbe, Urba (out)

Olten, light displays in the Capitol (out) 

Romanshorn, Kino Roxy (out)

 

Schaffhausen, Kiwi Scala cinema (out)

Schwyz, cinema Schwyz (out)

Sion, Cinemasion

 

Ste Croix, Royal(out)

St. Gallen, Kinok (out)

Stein am Rhein, Kino Schwanen (out)

 

Solothurn, cinema Canva (out)

Tramelan, cinematographer(out)

 

Thusis, Rätia (out)

Uster, cinema Qutopia (out)

Vevey, Rex 2  (out)

 

Wattwil, Cinema Passerelle (out)

 

Wil, Cinewil (out)

Winterthur, Cinema Cameo (out)

Zug, Zug cinemas (out)

Zurich, lunch cinema Le Paris (out)

 

Zurich, Arthouse Movie(out)

 

CINEMA SPECIALS

Zurich,Lunch cinema Le Paris on Thu. Aug. 17 at 12:15 p.m., moderated by Marcy Goldberg

Lucerne, Kino Bourbaki on Thursday, August 17th at 8:20 p.m., moderated by Alan Mattli

Basel, kult.kino Matinée on Saturday, August 19th at 12:00 p.m., in partnership with SWB Basel

Chur, Kino Apollo on Monday, August 21st at 7:00 p.m., moderated by Paula Cadonau

Biel, Cinevital on Tuesday, August 22nd at 6:00 p.m., moderated by Ivo Knill

Bern, Kino Quinnie on Tuesday, August 22nd. at 8:15 p.m., moderated by Ivo Knill

Zurich, RiffRaff cinema on Wed. August 23rd at 8:30 p.mwith mezzanine specials

St. Gallen, Kinok  on Thursday, August 24th at 8:00 p.m., moderated by Jacqueline Kissling

Schaffhausen, Kiwi Scala on Friday, August 25th, 8:00 p.m., moderated by Christian Wäckerlin

Schwyz Film Day 2023, Hall Grün in the Schwyz cinema, Saturday, August 26th.

 

Solothurn, Kino Uferbau Matinée with Thomas Karrer on Sunday, August 27th at 11:00 o'clock

Wil, Cinewil on Tuesday, August 29th at 7:30 p.m., moderated by Noemi Schai

Uster, Kino Qutopia on Monday, September 4th at 6:00 p.m

Winterthur, Cinema CameoMatinee on Sun. September 10th at 11:00 a.m., moderated by ​Tanja Simeunovic

Friborg, Cinéma Rex 3 on September 21st at 6:15 p.m

Heathens, Kino Rosenthal on Friday, September 22nd at 7:00 p.m., moderated by Werner Binotto

Genève Carouge, cinema Bio on October 5th at 8:30 p.m

LaChaux-de-Fonts, the Scala cinemas on October 6th at 6:15 p.m

Neuchàtel, les cinémas de l’Apollo le 06. October at 8:15 p.m

Vevey, Cinema Astor on October 7th at 6:15 p.m

Sainte-Croix, Cinema Royal le 08. October at 11 a.m

M.AKING OF

Zurich, Le Corbusier Pavilion, “The Adventure of Making a Film in India”

Sat. Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m.with Karin Bucher, Thomas Karrer, Jürg Gasser, moderated by Mark Riklin

Memory, Sun Society“The adventure of making a film in India”

Thu. Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. with Karin Bucher, Thomas Karrer, moderated by Mark Riklin

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