Moriyama-San
by Ila Beka e Louise Lemoine, France 2017, 63'
SCREENPLAY: Ila Beka e Louise Lemoine   SOUND MIXING: Walter Fuji, Lo Studio
PHOTOGRAPHY: Ila Beka   PRODUCER: Filippo Clericuzio
EDITING: Ila Beka e Louise Lemoine   LANGUAGE: English

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film
Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte Film Festival 2018

 Yasuo Moriyama, Tokyo urban hermit, has never left his native city. He lives in an important example of contemporary Japanese architecture, by architect Ryūe Nishizawa. The film was supposed to be a documentary on the spaces of a highly original house consisting of ten separate modules: four inhabited by Moriyama, and six rented to other tenants. It became the chronicle of the time spent by Ila, one of the two authors, in Yasuo’s company, and the relationship established between two fans of Japanese noise music: the soundtrack is by OtomoYoshihide.
B
êka's camera captures Mr. Moriyama's domestic activities: reading, listening to music, screening silent films to entertain guests, and shows how the house reflects its inhabitant’s personality and passions: rooms full of books, films and records. Within this small world, which includes his young neighbors, Moriyama lives a simple life, influenced by Japanese traditions and spirituality, far from the idea of Western comfort and punctuated by daily rituals.

Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine  

Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine have been working together for the past 10 years, mainly focusing their research on experimenting new narratives and cinematographic forms in relation to contemporary architecture and urban environment. Presented by the New York Times as “cult figures in European architecture”, Bêka and Lemoine’s work has been  widelyacclaimed as  a new form of criticism which has “deeply changed the way of looking at architecture” (Domus).
Their movies have been presented in many international events suc has Venice Architecture Biennale, Oslo Architecture Triennale (2016), Seoul Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (2017), Performa 17 in New York, and have been selected for international film festivals such as Chicago Film Festival and Torino Film Festival. Their works have been exhibited in some of the most prestigious museums of the world such as Metropolitan Museum in New York and Victoria& Albert Museum in London.
Their complete work has been acquired in 2016 by MoMA for its permanent collection.

 
 

Selected Filmography
2017
 Homo Urbanus 2016 
Selling Dreams 2015 Voyage Autour de la Lune  2014 Barbicania  2011 Pomerol, Herzog & De Meuron  2010 Xmas Meier 
 


 

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