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by Ila Bêka, Louise Lemoine


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.

international title: Tokyo Ride
original title: Tokyo Ride
country: France
year: 2020
genre: documentary
directed by: Ila Bêka, Louise Lemoine
film run: 90'
cinematography by: Melo Prino
film editing: Ila Bêka, Louise Lemoine
producer: Ila Bêka, Louise Lemoine
production: Beka & Partners
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