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Two men speak to each other. Framed behind them is a large mirrored structure, reflecting trees and buildings.

Depot – Reflecting Boijmans

  Sonia Herman Dolz

  Netherlands     86 minutes


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.

A pandel discussion will follow the October 12th screening.

 Dutch, English, German with subtitles 

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Film Credits

  •   Sonia Herman Dolz
  •   Sonia Herman Dolz
  •   Rémi van der Heiden, Sonia Herman Dolz
  •   Paul van den Bos, Stef Tijdink, Ruben Hamelink, Marco Nauta, Arne Verbrugh, Manó Szollosi, Sonia Herman Dolz
  •   Sjarel Ex, Winy Maas, Pipilotti Rist
  •   Paul M. van Brugge
  •   Sonia Herman Dolz
  •   Sonia Herman Dolz - Audiovisual


Documentary Program Sponsors

Logo: WTTW (2019)Cynthia Stone Raskin

Film Supporters

Robert and Penelope Steiner Family Foundation • Gary Metzner and Scott Johnson