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06 Dec, 2019

Milano Design Film Festival

Milano Design Film festival ( MDFF) is a platform that enables the experimentation and development of great mastery through the selection and collection of films on human creations, coming from all over the world. Characterised by intellectual contents, the MDFF uses visual language to illustrate evolutions, innovations and to stimulate the dialogue among architects, designers, enthusiasts and any interested individual. The MDFF annual event in Milan, proposes a new selection of titles of recent and past films with the objective of showing how time is altering culture, language and the ability to innovate through creativity.

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On this vertiginous ridge, the present, past and future are all key players: memory is the compass that guides us and keeps our Homo Sapiens essence alive, the present is about experimentation and correction, the future is the vision and hope of an improved and better designed world.

Within this matrix, we have identified some films that introduce and analyse these different temporal moments through key themes of contemporaneity such as ‘Urban nature, greenery in the city’; ‘City lives, stories of cities’; ‘Food evolution, traditional food, survival rituals’; ‘Italian memories, Italian creativity and examples of the excellence of doing and thinking’.

Film screenings and Synopsis

7 December 2019

Can You Dig This │ The Flying Gardeners

Duration: 94mins

Director: CAN YOU DIG THIS: Delila Vallot | THE FLYING GARDENERS: Giacomo Boeri, Matteo Grimaldi;

Can You Dig This

With John Legend as the executive producer, Can You Dig This? pictures how the gangsters put down their guns and become gardeners to change the environment and be inspired to go beyond that, by creating an oasis in the middle of South Los Angeles, one of the most dangerous and violent neighbor-hoods in America.

The Flying Gardeners

In the Vertical Forest (Bosco Verticale) by Stefano Boeri Architects, people live between concrete and clouds. The flying gardener faces altitude and gravity taking care of those vertical gardens. Follow the gardeners’ perspective and see the world from different angels: from the microcosm of the little living being on the greenery to the macrocosm of the city.

Barbicania │London Afloat

Duration: 122mins

Director: BARBICANIA: Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine | LONDON AFLOAT: Gloria Aura Bortolini;

Post screening talk by Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine


On the specific request of the Art Gallery of the Barbican Centre in London, Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine have settled for a month in the heart of one of the most important European art centre. Their film, built as a personal diary, recounts on a daily basis all what the directors duo have discovered during their stay.

London Afloat

London Afloat portrays an unusual London and of an increasingly popular lifestyle: living on a boat in the heart of London, a landscape where the boundaries between urban and rural are blurred.

8 December 2019

Sottsass’s Train │ Antonio Marras. Lyrical Pretext

Duration: 70mins

Director: SOTTSASS’S TRAIN: Valeria Parisi | ANTONIO MARRAS. LYRICAL PRETEXT: MUMON, Francesco Maggiore

Sottsass’s Train

In interviews with Ettore Sottsass himself and his closest partners and friends, this film looks into the complex creative universe and innu-merable creative outlets of this founding figure of the Memphis Movement.

Antonio Marras. Lyrical Pretext

A one-of-a-kind fashion show by Antonio Marras has transformed the construction site of the Teatro Lirico di Milano into a Fellini-style scene. The short film tells the unique development of this experience from scratch to the final performance.

Koolhaas Houselife │ The Power of the Archive. Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Duration: 93mins


Koolhaas Houselife

Rem Koolhaas designed one of the masterpieces of contemporary architecture: the House in Bordeaux (Maison à Bordeaux). The film lets the viewer enter into the daily intimacy of the house through the stories and daily chores of the housekeeper, and the other people who look after the building.

The Power of the Archive. Renzo Piano Building Workshop

The Power Of The Archive. Renzo Piano Building Workshop, with the original music by Fabrizio Campanelli, illustrates the birth, structure, set-up and relations with the Renzo Piano Foundation and the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the purpose and the goals of the Archive.

Hi, Ai

Duration: 87mins

Director: Isa Willinger

Humanoid robots are like new creatures on our plan-et. How will they change our lives? Who will be the main protagonists of the future world? This film shows us the world of tomorrow.

06 Dec, 2019
10:00 - 22:00
K11 Art House, 4F, K11 MUSEA
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