Best in the World
28 April 2023 at 12:00 pm
Dave Barber Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street
Directed by Hans Christian Post
2022, Denmark, 56 minutes, Danish/English
Best in the World is a revealing look beyond Copenhagen’s photogenic image. The Danish capital is considered one of the most liveable, inclusive and creative cities in the world. From an industrial city on the brink of bankruptcy thirty years ago, it has been transformed through political and architectural engineering. But at what cost? Today the city is an engine of inequality both within its own borders and in the surrounding countryside. Who ultimately benefits from this desirable new city?
Celebrated writer and filmmaker Hans Christian Post takes stock of Copenhagen’s evolution through the eyes of architects, activists and writers to assess what is at stake. A cautionary tale for cities across the world.
Screened as part of the Architecture+Design Film Festival adff.ca.
Sponsored by HTFC Planning & Design.