Denmark 2017, 90 min, English and Danish, Hebrew & English subtitles
Bjarke Ingels is truly an arch-architect. After taking Denmark by storm, he proceeds to take Manhattan and fully intends to take the world next. But the young, charismatic workaholic faces difficulties that cloud his future. Ingles—the creator of a ski-slope-topped power plant that blows stylized smoke rings and the wonderfully bizarre “8 House” (the subject of The Infinite Happiness, a documentary screened here at Docaviv)—is now building an unusual, breathtaking complex on the site where the World Trade Center had once stood. The film follows him for over seven years, showing the ups and downs, the ambition and the wild imagination of the man who made it to Time 100—the prestigious magazine’s list of most influential people—at the age of 40.
Previous Festivals:Sydney Film Festival, Auckland Film Festival, Adelaide Film Festival, Melbourne Film Festival, Chicago Film Festival, DOC NYC, New Zealand International Film Festival
Production: Sara Stockmann
Production Company: Sonntag Pictures
Editing: Kaspar Astrup Schröder, Bobbie Esra G. Pertan, Cathrine Ambus
Cinematography: Kaspar Astrup Schröder, Boris Bertram, Henrik Bohn Ipsen, René Johannesen
Soundtrack: Bobby Salomon Hess
Music: Ali Helnwein, Daniel Mccormick
Director. Born 1979, Denmark. Self-taught visual artist and designer. Though based in Copenhagen, he often works in Asia. Has exhibited visual work and released music in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Bruxelles, New York, Shenzhen and Tokyo. "The Invention of Dr. Nakamats" (2009) and "My Playground" (2010) were selected for IDFA. "Rent a Family Inc." (2012) was honoured with a Golden Eye Award in the category Best International Documentary at Zürich International Film Festival.