France 2020, 90 min, English, Hebrew subtitles

Acclaimed filmmakers Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine return to Tokyo. This time, they embark upon an adventurous journey, in which they paint a charming freeform portrait of one of Japan’s most influential architects, Ryūe Nishizawa.
After their previous films, Moriyama San and ButoHouse, the two artists choose not to focus on one place and instead let Nishizawa lead them around his city. They travel through rain and sunshine, interchanges and concrete bridges, temples, restaurants, cafes, and houses he designed. On the road, they talk about life in the city, Japanese culture and European history, film, music, and the process of turning an idea into a building. The pair also grows intimately close with Nishizawa’s dear friend: his car, Giulia, whose moods determine the direction of their trip.


  • The film will be available until September 30th

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Meet the Filmmakers

  • Filmmakers Ila Beka & Louise Lemoine in conversation with Erez Golani Solomon In collaboration with Bezalel Academy - Department of Architecture

    Thu 03.09 at 20:00

Director, Production & Editing: Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine
Cinematography: Melo Prino
Sound Design: Walter Amati / Fuji Studio

Source: Beka Partners


Video-artists, producers and publishers, Bêka and Lemoine have been working together for the past 15 years focusing their research on experimenting new narrative and cinematographic forms in relation to contemporary architecture and urban environment.

Presented by The New-York Times as the « cult figures in European architecture », Beka & Lemoine’s complete work has been acquired in 2016 by the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA) for its permanent collection.

Their films have been widely presented in major international cultural events, such as The Venice Architecture Biennial (2008, 2010, 2014), The Oslo Architecture Triennale, the Istanbul Biennial, and are also frequently exhibited in some of important museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New-York), the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Copenhagen), the Barbican Centre (London), the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art - MMCA (Seoul), the Canadian Center for Architecture - CCA (Montréal), among many others.

Bêka & Lemoine’s films have also largely been selected by some major film festivals such as CPH:DOX (Copenhagen), DocAviv (Tel Aviv), Chicago International Film Festival (Chicago), Torino Film Festival (Turin) and many others.

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