Film screening The Corroborators
26 September 2019 19:30 - 21:00
With the screening of The Corroborators, producer, designer and Workspacer Manuel Toledo curates a film night especially for Thursday Night Live! From his fascination with architecture, culture and the creative industries, Toledo has established two international architecture film festivals in Santiago, Chile and London, UK. 'The Corroborators' (2017) will have its Dutch premiere at Het Nieuwe Instituut.
Buenos Aires doesn´t exist. Neither does Paris. It´s all part of a plan by The Corroborators. Suzanne, a French journalist, travels to Buenos Aires under the request of Martin Dressler for a guided tour of the French style buildings copied from Paris. But Dressler never shows up. Suzanne discovers that The Corroborators were a secret society that decided to copy Paris in Buenos Aires at the end of the XIX Century. But this society suddenly vanished and became a myth. Suzanne believes they have disappeared Dressler and now they are after her.
The Corroborators (2017), director and producer: Luis Bernardez. Produced by Federico Eibuszyc, Luis Bernardez, Barbara, Sarasola-Day, Pablo Destito & Pablo Giles.
Manuel Toledo is a producer and independent designer who graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. He has worked as a designer for institutions such as TU Delft, developing sustainable houses in The Netherlands, and for Urban-Think Tank (U-TT) in Zurich and Caracas on architectural projects in India and the Netherlands. Since 2012 he has co-organised the ArqFilmFest in Santiago, Chile - the first architecture film festival in Latin America, now in its fourth successful edition having grown with each iteration. Following his experiences in Santiago, Toledo founded ArchFilmFest London, launching its first edition in June 2017. In Rotterdam, as President of the Encuentros 2015 Conference, he enabled the gathering of the largest international network of Chilean researchers, entrepreneurs and professionals working abroad to discuss the sustainable future of Chile.
Before the Thursday Night you can grab a bite to eat with the speakers and staff of Het Nieuwe Instituut. At 18:00 Het Nieuwe Café will serve a light vegetarian meal. Dinner vouchers are available for ¬ 7.70 up to a day before the particular Thursday Night event via the Tickets link.
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