By Dorota Kozinska

 
This year's cinematic extravaganza is over, and the grand winner of the competition is the film La collection qui n’existait pas, by Joachim Olender of Belgium. From March 10 to 20, FIFA spoiled the festival-goers with no less than 170 documentaries and works in media arts from 25 countries, including, for the first time, films from Morocco and the Luxembourg.
But FIFA also offered free outdoor screenings that continue, and there are still two films that merit attention. They are as diverse as the festival itself whose mandate it is to showcase productions in a variety of media, from painting, sculpture and digital art, to architecture, theatre, dance, photography and fashion.
Facing up to Mackintosh throws a light on the art of architecture, referring here to the famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and the magnificent building that is the Glasgow School of Art. The film focuses on the daunting task handed to American architect Steven Hall, of designing a new building to sit opposite Mackintosh's creation.
The filmmaker, Louise Lockwood, is a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, and thus has a personal approach to the subject.

Facing up to Mackintosh
United Kingdom/Louise Lockwood/58 min/English
September 2, 2016 at 8:30 pm (20:30)
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The last film to be screened takes a look at the endless and exasperating renovation project for the Musée d'art d'histoire in Geneva, Switzerland, and the plight on the many works of art in its collection that, for lack of space, are rarely, if at all, seen. This is another film with an architectural component, presenting the trials and tribulations of architect Jean Nouvel, whose design did not meet with unanimous approval and is still not completed. After sixteen years of negotiations, the battle rages. Writer-director Katharina von Flotow, a dual citizen of Switzerland and Canada, founder of Flotow Productions, specializes in documentary films and handles the subject with a deft hand, mingling art and politics with stunning visuals.

Ce cher musée
Switzerland/Katharina von Flotow/67 min/French
September 9, 2016 at 8:30 pm (20:30)
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