Beauty and the right to the Ugly

Wendelien van Oldenborgh

Designed by architect Frank Van Klingeren in the early 1970s, Het Karregat was a community centre where a café, a sports hall or a library created favourable circumstances for people to live together in a way that exudes the utopian spirit of the time. Wendelien Van Oldenborgh goes back to the place today to see what’s left of this architectural dream. Most importantly, he uses it as an opportunity to invent a new form of cinematographic conversation, with the camera literally inviting itself in the discussion.

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Netherland, Belgium, 2014, Couleur, HD, 56’

Original version : dutch
Subtitles : english
Script, editing : Wendelien van Oldenborgh
Photography: Sébastien Koeppel, Artur Castro Frère, Ben de Wardel
Sound: Pieter Van Eesbeek, Kwinten Van Loethen,Titus Maderlechner
Production & distribution: Auguste Orts

Casting : Hans Muskens

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