06/06/23 Filmscreening: Robin Hood Gardens

Filmscreening: Robin Hood Gardens


Robin Hood Gardens
Regie: Adrian Dorschner, Thomas Beyer 
90 min, 2022 
Dokumentarfilm in englischer Sprache mit deutschen Untertiteln

The now-demolished council estate Robin Hood Gardens often occupies opposing positions within the architectural imagination. Was Alison and Peter Smithson’s 1972 brutalist contribution to the London cityscape a misunderstood masterpiece or a well-intentioned failure? Fifty years on, filmmakers Thomas Beyer and Adrian Dorschner capture the building in all its glory right before the wrecking ball brings an end to the Smithson’s magnum opus. While the controversial East London council estate is honoured at the Venice Biennale, the film revisits the building's critics, champions and the inhabitants themselves, to determine the true legacy of this concrete utopia. Robin Hood Gardens is dead. Long live Robin Hood Gardens.

(source: Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2022)


Treffpunkt: filmkunst 66 Kino, Bleibtreustraße 12, 10623 Berlin
Beginn: 18.30 Uhr

Im Anschluss Q&A mit den Regisseuren Adrian Dorschner und Thomas Beyer