See design on the big screen at the Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival

Building Bastille

Inside the Uffizi

Maija Isola

See design on the big screen at the Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival

Gape in wonder at marvels of modern architecture and be engrossed in tales of design innovation at the Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival 2022.

Now in its 11th year, this special film festival brings the latest and most internationally acclaimed films in architecture and design to cinemas around the country. Screening locations include Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Havelock North, New Plymouth and Nelson, kicking off in Auckland in May and finishing up in Christchurch on June 26.

Rialto Cinemas and Resene have partnered with creative agency ART DEPT to curate this unique programme of content designed for the big screen. Director Yasmine Ganley says, “We are proud to be bringing an inspiring curation of films to Aotearoa. Our four film categories – Quiet Icons, Creativity, Problem Solving and Importance of Place – not only represent pillars in the world of architecture and design, but also speak to the relevancy of the times we are in."

Some of the key films headlining the festival include Maija Isola, Master of Colour and Form, telling the story of the Finnish textile artist who made the renowned company Marimekko what it is today. Mau explores the untold story of charismatic design visionary Bruce Mau and his incredible career, spanning from Mecca to MoMA, from Guatemala to Coca Cola, while Quant celebrates the incredible life of one of the most influential icons of the 20th Century, fashion designer Dame Mary Quant.

Resene marketing manager Karen Warman says Resene and many clients are eagerly awaiting the festival for the complete architecture and design immersion it provides. It is one of the largest architecture and design film festivals in the world.

Tickets are on sale now.

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