Best in the World

56 minutes · Denmark · 2022

Copenhagen is widely considered one of the world’s most livable cities, but it wasn’t always this way. Best in the World offers a closer look at the Danish capital’s journey from an industrial city on the brink of bankruptcy to the transformed Copenhagen of today. Celebrated writer and filmmaker Hans Christian Post takes stock of the cost of this transformation, examining inequity within the city’s borders and in the surrounding countryside. Through conversations with architects, activists, and writers, the film asks us to consider who ultimately benefits from the desirable new city.

This program will include a talkback, immediately following the 1 PM screening, featuring filmmaker Hans Christian Post in conversation with Executive Director of AIA Chicago, Jen Masengarb.

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Director:Hans Christian Post
Runtime:56 minutes
Language:English, Danish
Note:English Subtitles

The ADFF:CHICAGO Short Film Program will be showing on a continuous loop in the Chicago Gallery and is free and open to everyone. Read about the short films here.

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