About the Event
MCA Chicago is proud to partner with The 59th Chicago International Film Festival for a special screening of DEPOT – Reflecting Boijmans.
In 2019, Rotterdam’s famed Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen shuttered for renovations, making way for a radical new shimmering art mecca just down the street. Called the Depot, this ambitious construction — composed of walls of curved mirrored glass — was a shared dream of architect Winy Maas and irreverent museum director Sjarel Ex. It reimagines art exhibition as a gigantic, glorified storage unit, with all of its treasures on view for everyone to see.
With a playful approach that even includes musical numbers, ChicagoIFF alumnus Sonia Herman Dolz (The Master and His Pupil, Yo soy así) tracks these two ambitious and passionate visionaries as they work together to break down the old museum, construct the new one, and delicately transport precious masterpieces into their new home. A captivating portrait of both institutions from the inside out, Depot is a glorious ode to both art and architecture.
RUN TIME 86 minutes
LANGUAGE Dutch, English, German with subtitles
About The Chicago International Film Festival
The Chicago International Film Festival is North America’s longest-running competitive film festival. With more than 100 feature films and 60 shorts films from around the world, ranging from moving, life-affirming dramas to eye-opening documentaries to midnight shockers, the yearly festival will leave you with plenty talk about! See the full schedule.