The Italian Cultural Institute of London proudly supports the third edition of the Architecture Film Festival London, aiming to discover and promote original ideas, conversations and art forms at the intersection of Architecture and Film. The Festival will take place online, offering a combination of ticketed, free and off-line content.
This year’s programme will present two main sections: the International Film Competition and a collection of diverse, thematic screenings, essays and events entitled ‘Capsules’, each incorporating a varied mix of films, essays, photography, drawing, interviews, music, podcasts and other materials. The Italian Cultural Institute has been a partner in the production of two Capsules:
- Homo Urbanus, part of The Capsule dedicated to the works of Bêka & Lemoine, a cinematic odyssey offering a vibrant tribute to a form of architecture that is often neglected: the public square. Homo Urbanus’s 10-films-piece (including the videos developed in Naples and Venice) will be available over the course of two weekends (June 12–13 and June 19–20).
- Anno Dantesco, dedicated to the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death, featuring the award-winning short film ‘The Divine Way’ (2018) by Ilaria Di Carlo with an introduction by Katia Pizzi and a rare interview with the Italian filmmaker, which will be available for free for the duration of the Festival, in combination with ‘Dante@700: A Journey Without End’ with Actress Greta Scacchi reading from the Canto V of the Inferno, and scholar, author and translator Ian Thomson (East Anglia University).