Architecture + Film
Revisiting the road-movie genre, the film takes us aboard Ryūe Nishizawa’s vintage Alfa Romeo Giulia for a day of wandering through the streets of Tokyo. More than a portrait, in the classical sense, of one of the most talented and famous Japanese architects of today, the film renders the experience of this friendly, urban meandering in all its spontaneity. Along the way, Ryūe Nishizawa narrates his strong relationship with his hometown through some of the sites he particularly loves, buildings that have influenced him, and some of his own architectural projects.
Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine are artists, filmmakers, producers and publishers. Working together for the past 10 years, their work is focused on experimenting new narrative and cinematographic forms in relation to contemporary architecture. Their films have been widely shown in some of the most prestigious international cultural institutions and events such as the Venice Architecture Biennale, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Copenhagen), Barbican Centre (London), CCA (Montreal) and Fondazione Prada (Milan, Italy), and many others.