It’s been affirmed thousands of times that, in some movies, the city, the neighborhood or a house play a major role in the story. We go even further in this section, with a selection of films that turn the spotlight on the surroundings: the Barbican Centre, the streets of Bordeaux or the urban mutations in today’s China as never seen before.
Bêka and Lemoine intend to make a video-diary of one month in the life of London’s Barbican, from the top floors of the towers to the underground levels of the art center. An intimate map of this masterpiece of brutalist architecture.
Long before any eco-friendly trend ever existed, an architect who is as revolutionary as he is unorthodox questioned the standards of architecture and placed the landscape and nature in the spotlight. Lee offers a vivid portrait of his talent and audacity.
Chinese mayor Geng Yanbo is making a radical reform in the city of Datong. His plan is to demolish thousands of homes and relocate half a million people in order to give way to the restoration of antique relics, with the goal of promoting economic growth through tourism and culture.
In Ordos, China, thousands of farmers are being relocated in another city due to a government plan to modernize the region. The documentary follows a government official whose job is to convince the workers of moving to the city.
The city of Bordeaux represented through an urban journal. Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine tell us about the identity of a public space that has gone through great change in the collective mind of the city once known as the Port of Moon.