TOKYO RIDE

DIRECTOR ILA BÊKA & LOUISE LEMOINE
CAMERA ILA BÊKA
PRODUCERS ILA BÊKA & LOUISE LEMOINE
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France, Japan, 2020, 90’
23 October 16:45, Saturn IMAX #2
After the multi awarded “Moriyama San”, “Tokyo Ride” is a new step of Bêka & Lemoine’s immersion within Tokyo’s busy daily life. Revisiting the genre of the road movie in a very diaristic and personal way, the film takes us on board of Ryue Nishizawa’s vintage Alfa Romeo for a day long wandering in the streets of Tokyo. More than a portrait, in the classical sense, of one of the most talented and celebrated Japanese architect of today, the film renders in its pure spontaneity the experience of this friendly urban drift. Ryue Nishizawa narrates along the way his strong relationship with his home town through some sites he personally affectionates, buildings that have influenced him, and some of his own architecture projects. The film questions how rooted architecture practice is and how much the built and cultural environment feeds and shapes our imagination.

ILA BÊKA & LOUISE LEMOINE

They have stood out for the last 15 years because of their cinematographic works known for its innovative nature and its tender and biting humour. Their films are presented in biennials and international cultural events, are also frequently exhibited in some of the most prestigious museums and cultural institutions, such as the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Louisiana Museum in Copenhagen, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Their films won awards at the IFFs in Copenhagen, Tel Aviv, New York, Rotterdam, etc. Bêka & Lemoine have been guest professors at Columbia University, Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio in Geneva, Domaine de Boisbuchet in France. They are currently teaching at AA School in London