About Haruna Honcoop

documentary film maker, photographer, world traveller and adventurer

BUILT TO LAST – ASIAN TOUR

followed by the introduction to the Communist-era architecture and Q&A with the director Haruna Honcoop

13/1 (SAT) 16:00 Wings gallery – Beijing, Songzhuang, Beijing, China
19/1 (FRI) 19:00 Czech Centre Tokyo ・チェコセンター東京 (discussion with art/architecture historian Helena Capkova and Petr Holy)
25/1 (THU) 19:00 Cafe Philo 慕哲咖啡 Taipei, Taiwan

more details: https://built-to-last-project.com/film-screenings/

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Info in English/Chinese follows:
内容简介:

BUILT TO LAST – RELICS OF COMMUNIST ERA ARCHITECTURE (2017, 59′) is an experimental documentary film by Czech-Japanese director Haruna Honcoop(洪春菜) exploring the fate of architecture built during the post-war communist period (1945-1989) in 11 countries in Central and Eastern Europe.

基业长青——共产建筑遗风(2017年, 59分钟)是一部由洪春菜(Haruna Honcoop)执导的实验纪录片。旨在探索11个中欧与东欧国家战后共产主义时期(1945-1989)建筑的命途。

Moving along the spiral from Moscow to Berlin, Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, Bucharest, Belgrade, Pristina, Tirana and Sofia, the film mixes the past and present conditions of administrative buildings, museums, monuments, working class homes, communist party headquarters, hotels, and panel housing projects.

本片将沿着莫斯科到柏林、华沙、布拉格、布拉迪斯拉发、布达佩斯、布加勒斯特、贝尔格莱德、普里什蒂纳、地拉那和索非亚,一路探索各式建筑包括:行政办公楼、博物馆、名胜古迹、劳动阶级住所、共产主义指挥部、酒店和板楼的现状与过往风貌。

The present-day condition of the architecture of communism is interspersed with sequences from historical documentaries and archival film materials. Each short film is accompanied by soundtrack composed by contemporary musicians from the country in question, interspersed with the political speeches of communist leaders such as Lenin, Walter Ulbricht, Janos Kádár, Nicolae Ceausescu, Josip Broz Tito and Todor Zhivkov. Shall we demolish or preserve the communist-era architecture? Forget our past?

本片穿插使用历史片段和档案电影资料来表现共产主义建筑的现状。每部短片都伴有来自本国当代音乐家配乐。同时参杂有共产主义领导人的政治演讲,例如列宁(俄罗斯共产主义革命家)、乌布利希(德国共产政治家)、卡达尔·亚诺什(匈牙利政治家)、尼古拉·齐奥塞斯库(罗马尼亚共产党政治家)、约瑟普·布罗兹·铁托(南斯拉夫革命家、政治家)、托多尔·日夫科夫(保加利亚政治家)。这些共产时期的建筑我们应该拆毁还是该维护?我们的历史是否该被遗忘?

Film produced by / 制片公司 : FAMU – Film and Tv School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, FreeSaM Production and Haruna Honcoop

Thank you Renai Yôngyáo Wai for the Chinese version of the poster and Jessica Zhao for the Chinese synopsis translation.

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Built to Last got an Award for the Best documentary film at ARCHFILM LUND festival 2017 in Sweden

 

The Award Ceremony took place on 8 October 2017 at Skissernas Museum.

The Jury statement: ArchFilmLund Prize 2017 for the best documentary goes to film BUILT TO LAST for asking an important question of preserving or demolishing the Soviet architecture objects and for daring experimental way of displaying architectural objects in their historical context, through a magnificent combination of archive images, movies and enhancing historical sounds. 

More information about the festival ARCHFILM LUND is HERE.

 

Trailer for BUILT TO LAST – RELICS OF SOCIALIST ARCHITECTURE is out!

We are in the last postproduction phase of the 3 years long project BUILT TO LAST – RELICS OF SOCIALIST ARCHITECTURE, collaborating with FAMU editor Josef Hrdlička and music dramaturgist and producer Tadeáš Haager on the final touches.

The film will be released in September 2017.

World premiere will happen on 6 October 2017 at ARCHFILM LUND Festival, Sweden.

From Josef K to Lustration: Bureaucracy in Central Europe – audiovisual installation

Students from The Center For AudioVisual Studies at FAMU presented a series of linked installations exploring Bureaucracy and Totalitarianism. Not limited to Central European subjects, the works, using sound, video, sculpture, text and documentation from a public action explore the personal experience of the bureaucratic limiting of personal freedom(s). Haruna Honcoop, Petr Pololáník, Veronika Přistoupilová, Tomáš Roček, Matěj Šenkyřík and Andrej Sýkora were joined by their their department Chair Eric Rosenzveig and a fellow student from Charles University’s Film Studies Dept. Ondřej Bezucha. The works were presented in a hallway at NYU’s Richtruv Dum between February 23-24 with a guided tour by the artists slated for 18:00 on 24.2.