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Beka & Lemoine’s Latest Film "Tokyo Ride" Features Pritzker Prize Winner Ryue Nishizawa

Beka & Lemoine’s Latest Film "Tokyo Ride" Features Pritzker Prize Winner Ryue Nishizawa

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.

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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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Revealed for the first time at DocAviv 2020, Tokyo Ride was awarded the “Artistic vision award”. The prize is the highest honor in the “Depth of field” competition, whose goal is to select “films that push the envelope of the genre, redefining the word documentary". Not pretending to encompass the entire oeuvre of Ryue Nishizawa, the Jury's justification states that “something in the intimacy of the car ride creates exceptional conditions to getting to know his personality and his world”.


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Soon, Tokyo Ride will première in many major architecture film festivals both in Europe and in North America, with screenings at the next CAFx in Copenhagen, AFFR in Rotterdam, MDFF in Milan, and ADFF:2020, a virtual festival for US & Canadian audiences. See below the trailer “that gives you the overall relaxed yet intimate atmosphere of the portrait of a great architect”.

  • Directors: Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine
  • Director of Photography: Ila Bêka
  • Editing: Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine
  • Colorist: Melo Prino
  • Sound Mix: Walter Amati, Fuji Studio
  • Production: Bêka & Partners, France
  • Official Selection: DocAviv, Tel Aviv, 2020 | AFFR Rotterdam, 2020 | CAFx Copenhagen, 2020 | MDFF Milano, 2020 | ADFF:2020 | JAP Bruxelles, 2020 | CAMP Praha, 2020

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Cite: Christele Harrouk. "Beka & Lemoine’s Latest Film "Tokyo Ride" Features Pritzker Prize Winner Ryue Nishizawa" 12 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/949362/beka-and-lemoines-latest-film-tokyo-ride-features-pritzker-prize-winner-ryue-nishizawa> ISSN 0719-8884
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