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    Land for us all – or for no one?

    Crossing Europe: Four films that take a multifaceted look at the economic, ecological, and social importance of land.

    One of the continent’s liveliest mid-size festivals, the Crossing Europe in Linz started in the early 2000s and fused together its titular theme with increased national and supranational public funding for cultural activities that build bridges between different regions. Always in touch with social and political trends and changes that have been engulfing Europe in the 20-odd years, it has created several non-competitive strands to address these issues. One of these sidebars is Architecture and Society.

    Curator Lotte Schreiber dubbed this year’s section «Land for Us All!», referring to living spaces in the widest sense rather than just architecture or urban planning. It consists of four films that can be roughly split into two main oppositions: organic v. mechanic or individualistic . . .

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    Vladan Petkovic
    Vladan Petkovic (Belgrade, 1978) is a journalist, film critic, festival programmer and translator. He is the correspondent for the territories of former Yugoslavia at Screen International, senior writer at Cineuropa and contributing editor for IDFA's website. He is a programmer for ZagrebDox and Rab Film Festival (Croatia), Skopje Film Festival (Macedonia), and FeKK in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and contributes as guest programmer and advisor for numerous international film festivals around Europe. Petkovic is the head of studies of GoCritic!, a recently established training programme for aspiring film journalists and critics, in collaboration with Cineuropa.
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