Architecture Through The Lens


Architecture Through the Lens showcases a collection of films that utilise architecture as a narrative device and explore historical architectural styles through cinema. Each film in this selection goes beyond simple production elements and set design, with architecture indeed becoming an integral character in each story. 

This film festival aspires to unify architecture and cinema, giving exposure to diverse international films that present incredible architectural signatures on screen. Our intention is to do this in a way that is accessible to both cineastes and architecture enthusiasts alike!

At an academic level, there is an opportunity for this film festival to facilitate an architectural discourse on cinema, with multiple screenings offering free introductions and Q&A’s by a due of speakers, Eu Jin Chua (Auckland University of Technology, University of Auckland) and David Cowlard (University of Auckland, Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design). 

Architecture Through the Lens would not be possible without the support of ArchitectureNOW, ArchitectureNZ, Dulux, The Goethe Institut and The Italian Embassy, Wellington. 

Curated by Valentina Espinoza Caćeres.

Tokyo Story (1953)

136 mins | Rated PG

Tokyo Story (1953)

136 mins | Rated PG

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Tuesday January 29
Sunday February 17
Friday February 01

That Man from Rio (1964)

112 mins | Rated G

Sunday February 03
Tuesday February 12
Tuesday February 05
Sunday February 24

Playtime (1967)

123 mins | Rated G

Playtime (1967)

123 mins | Rated G

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Friday February 08
Tuesday February 26

Nostalgia (1983)

120 mins

Sunday February 10
Friday February 22

2 or 3 Things I Know About Her

88 mins | Rated M

Tuesday February 19