City portraits

City portrait is one of the oldest genres of architecture film. The dynamic of city life, the streets in motion and the adjoining architectural and social diversity inspired many filmmakers. This selection presents a renewal genre of city portrait, depicting a poetic or critical picture of ordinary and peculiar stories of a city development.

Rotterdam (Core van der Hoeven, 2011, 18’)
Copenhagen dreams (Max Kestner, 2009, 70’)
The social life of small urban spaces – The street corner (William H. White, 1980, 58’)