Summer School

MIES. TV Love Lockdown Mexico City

With the opportunity to tell an international story, the following films focus on individual experiences of romantic and familial love in the time of a pandemic.


Whilst the scale of the emergency has been worldwide, the coping mechanisms found in each country feature humane similarities shaped by differences in cultural and legal landscapes. As an international team of filmmakers, the paradox of both limited collaborations and increased communication in these times are shown when these stories are told together. Expecting parents Walter and Ana mourned the loss of Walter’s mother during the rising threat of the pandemic in April. This grievance combined with the anticipated arrival of their second-born child showcases the infinite cycle of life and the importance of familial love.  

Organised by MAXXI in collaboration with Copenhagen Architecture Festival / part of Future Architecture, Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union