Thursday Movie Night @ Goethe: Journeys
Starts: Thursday, 16 April, 2015 04:00pm
Ends: Thursday, 16 April, 2015 07:00pm
Havana: The New Art of Making Ruins
Director Florian Borchmeyer
Germany 2005/06, 88 Minutes
In recent years, Havana has become famous all over the world for the morbid charm of its flaking façades – a curious blend of magic and decay – and romanticized in countless Hollywood films and documentaries. This unique documentary tells the stories of the people who reside in these modern ruins, from a homeless man who lives in an abandoned theater (in which Caruso once sang for Cuba’s high society), to an expropriated landowner who struggles against the decay of his parental home, to a writer who conceives a philosophy of the ruins to explain and bear the gradual collapse of the city and its political system
A mixture of private history, memories, fears and hopes for the future, Havana: The New Art of Making Ruins explores the quixotic relationship between man and architecture, man and ruins. Spanning the entire history of Cuban architecture, from the colonial era up through the socialist revolution, this film captures the final moments of these historic buildings before they’re renovated – or simply collapse altogether.
Photo: raros media borchmeyer & hentschler gbr
Extra: Grilled Sausage (Bratwurst) and a Cash Bar with asorted cold drinks
Extra extra: playback list with selected music genres - choice of the day!
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