Questioning “how rooted architecture practice is and how much the built and cultural environment feeds and shapes our imagination”, Beka & Lemoine’s latest film follows one of the most celebrated Japanese architects of our times, Ryue Nishizawa in his vintage Alfa Romeo (Giulia) as he wanders in the streets of Tokyo. After winning the prestigious DocAviv 2020, the black and white documentary Tokyo Ride will soon première in many major architecture film festivals both in Europe and in North America. The duo’s latest immersion within Tokyo’s busy daily life, after the multi-awarded “Moriyama San”, showcases a day with Ryūe Nishizawa and his Giulia, presenting the experience of this friendly urban drift. Revisiting the genre of the road movie in a very diaristic and personal way, the black and white documentary is much more than a classical portrait. In fact, “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”.
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