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Trees Down Here

Directed by Ben Rivers
United Kingdom, 2018
Short, Documentary
  • English
  • Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
New York Film Festival's Projections

Synopsis

Can Brutalism be adapted and updated for the 21st century? This was the challenge of aesthetics, philosophy, and construction that architecture firm 6a had to tackle when creating a new residential court for the famous Churchill College at Cambridge.

Our take

Continuing our series of visionary films from the NYFF’s Projections sidebar is a new work by Ben Rivers. Shot on 16mm and co-produced by MUBI & 6a Architects, it playfully captures the delicate balance not just between past design and new innovation, but between human creation and that of nature.

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