Week 32: 19 – 25 March

Arquiteturas team believes this break is a great opportunity to look back at the festival’s last seven editions and provide viewers staying indoors worldwide with a selected retrospective of free streaming films. Each film will be released every Friday, running until next year’s edition, and can be viewed for one week. This initiative aims to provide visibility to the films and the makers and their contribution to initiating great discussions through their build environment stories. A live Q&A with the filmmakers, producers or authors will be announced whenever this is made possible, via the festival’s Instagram and FB pages.

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Jorge Suárez-Quiñones Rivas, 2017, Spain, 15′

The understanding of domestic, cyclic time-space in Ozu Yasjirō’s cinema takes material form in Hara Setsuko, “The Eternal Virgin”, woman-actress-character-myth constantly alone in the shot, accomplice in an attack against the classical understanding of raccord.




Madrid-based film artist.

Graduated in Architecture (ETSAM, Superior Architecture School of Madrid, Polytechnic University Madrid – exchange master programs at Tokyo Daigaku and Tongji Daxue Shanghai) and Contemporary Audiovisual Creation (MasterLAV, Madrid).

His artistic production has been subject of three solo screenings: “Jorge Suárez-Quiñones Rivas Film Anthology” and “Around the solar year: in-camera edited super-8 films by Jorge Suárez-Quiñones Rivas” (both at Tokyo Image Forum), and “The Films by Jorge Suárez-Quiñones and Guillermo Pozo” (CA2M Contemporary Art Museum Madrid).

International film festivals have programmed his works (IFFR Rotterdam, Punto de Vista, Filmadrid, Fracto Experimental Film Encounter Berlin, Curtocircuíto, Documenta Madrid, Now&After Moscow, Alcine, Márgenes), as well as contemporary art museums and cultural institutions (Tokyo Image Forum, MUSAC Contemporary Art Museum, CA2M, CGAC Center of Contemporary Art, CGAI Center of Image Arts, Artplay Design Center Moscow), being part of archives and online catalogues (IFFR Unleashed, Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin, MUBI’s Notebook, Filmscalpel).

His works have been part of collective exhibitions such as“Caldera” (Takechi Gallery, Kumamoto, 2019; curated by Aso World Cultural Heritage Residency), “Intruso” (Salón, Madrid, 2019; curated by Bernardo José de Souza and Isabella Lenzi), “With or Without the Sun. Chris Marker, the film-essay, and the meeting with Japan” (SixtyEight Art Institute, Copenhagen, 2018 and Enfants Space, Hamburg, 2019; curated by Staffan Boije af Gennäs y Christopher Sand-Iversen) and “Becoming” (Spanish Pavilion, Venice Biennale of Architecture 2018; curated by Atxu Amann).

Film professor and audiovisual projects tutor at MasterLAV (2017-now), Women Make! (2020-now) and MAca Master of Architectural Communication (ETSAM+UPM, 2018-2019).

In Autumn 2019 he was chosen as one of the resident artists in the international program “Artists in Aso” (Kumamoto, Japan). In 2020 he has been chosen as beneficiary of a production grant from the Fine Arts Department of the Spanish Ministry of Culture (“Ayudas para la investigación, creación y producción artísticas en el campo de las artes visuales”, Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte, Dirección General de Bellas Artes).


* 17/03/2019 TOKYO IMAGE FORUM | Solo screening program “Jorge Suárez-Quiñones Film Anthology”

* 22/05/2018 ~ 26/05/2018 With or Without the Sun (Chris Marker, the essay-film, and the meeting with Japan), exhibition curated by Staffan Boije af Gennäs and Christopher Sand-Iversen | Enfants Artspace, Hamburg

* 26/05/2018 ~ 25/11/2018 Spanish Pavilion “Becoming”, Venice Biennale of Architecture 2018

* 26/09/2018 MEDIARC International Festival of Architecture in Video, Florence, Italy

* 09/06/2018 Arquiteturas Film Festival (Experimental competition) | Fórum Lisboa

Honorable mention, “for its subtle representation of interior space as a stage by editing recycled material”

* 09/03/2018 ~ 14/04/2018 With or Without the Sun (Chris Marker, the essay-film, and the meeting with Japan), exhibition curated by Staffan Boije af Gennäs and Christopher Sand-Iversen | SixtyEight Art Institute Copenhagen

* 07/02/2018 ~ 16/02/2018 Now&After International Video Art Festival (Competition program|Competición) ARTPLAY Design Center Moscow

* 04/10/2017 CURTOCIRCUÍTO International Film Festival (“Penínsulas” competition |NUMAX

* 11/06/2017 FILMADRID International Film Festival (The Video Essay [in collaboration with MUBI]) | Cineteca Madrid


MUBI’s Notebook


* Among the best video essays of 2017 for Sight & Sound “for the way this hypnotic study of Setsuko Hara, the favourite actress of Yasujirō Ozu, adopts the formal rigour of Ozu himself”

Critics Round Up