World Premiere of A Pile of Ghosts, 70 Min., 2021 at the AFFR Architectural Filmfestival Rotterdam 2021
What is real and what isn’t in a replicated city? Ella Raidel made this penetrating ghost-town film in contemporary China, interweaving actors and ordinary people, sets, and footage of the city. Aren’t the real estate agents, construction workers, and investors simply playing a game? What remains of reality in a world dominated by the vagaries of capitalism? A Pile of Ghosts is a mysterious puzzle where the dividing line between fact and fiction becomes increasingly blurred. In this strange world, subjected to speculation, it actually doesn’t seem to matter anymore. AFFR 2021
Film – City – Architecture
AFFR explores the relationship between film, cities, and architecture by programming and screening architecture films and by organizing introductions and debates.