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Tokyo Ride

Canadian Premiere

Tokyo Ride

Bêka & Lemoine

France | 2020 | 1 h 29 min
English |
Subtitles: English
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In the wake of the much-awarded Moriyama San, Tokyo Ride is a new chapter in the immersion of Bêka & Lemoine in the hectic daily life of Tokyo. Revisiting the road movie genre in the form of an aesthetic and personal diary, the black-and-white film takes us on board Ryue Nishizawa’s vintage Alfa Romeo for a wild tour of Tokyo streets. More than a classic portrait of one of today’s most talented and celebrated Japanese architects, the film portrays the pure spontaneity of this urban jaunt among friends. As they go, Nishizawa talks about his close relationship with his home city through the sites that are his personal favourites – buildings that influenced him and some of his own architecture projects. The film explores the roots of architectural practice and how the built and cultural environment feeds and shapes our imagination.
ADFF, Architecture & Design Film Festival, United States (2020)
MDFF, Milano Design Film Festival, Italy (2020)
AFFR, Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands (2020)
CAFx, Copenhagen Architecture Festival, Denmark (2020)
DocAviv, the Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival, Israel (2020)
Director Ila Bêka, Louise Lemoine
Production Bêka & Partners
Editing Louise Lemoine, Ila Bêka
Sound mixing Walter Amati - Fuji Studio
Cinematographer Ila Bêka
Other Melo Prino

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Presented by The New York Times as the cult figures in the European architecture world’, Bêka & Lemoine have stood out on the international architectural scene for the last 15 years through a cinematographic work known for its innovative nature and its tender and biting humour, disrupting the usual representation of contemporary architecture by putting people and uses at the forefront. Presented in biennials and international cultural events such as The Venice Architecture Biennale, The Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016 and Performa 2017 New York among others, their films are also frequently exhibited in some of the most prestigious museums and international cultural institutions, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Bêka & Lemoine’s films have also been selected and awarded by some major film festivals such as CAFx (Copenhagen), DocAviv (Tel Aviv), ADFF (New York), AFFR (Rotterdam), among many others. Bêka & Lemoine have been invited as guest professors at GSAPP / Columbia University (New York), at Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (Switzerland), at Domaine de Boisbuchet (France) and at HEAD in Geneva (Switzerland). They are currently teaching Diploma 16 at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.
Selected films:
Homo Urbanus (10 films) (2019)
Butohouse (2019)
Moriyama-san (2017)
Selling Dreams (2 films) (2016)
Voyage autour de la lune (2015)

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