© Bêka & Lemoine
© Bêka & Lemoine
Directed by: Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine
2017 / 63 minutes / Unclassified all ages
Noise music, acrobatic reading, silent movies, fireworks and Japanese architecture!
Experience one week in the extraordinary, yet ordinary life of Mr. Moriyama, the Japanese art, architecture and music enlightened amateur who occupies Moriyama House. One of Tokyo’s most iconic residences, this seminal contemporary architectural space was built by Pritzker-Prize winner Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA).
Within the walls of this intimate and experimental microcosm, filmmaker Ila Bêka documents in a very spontaneous and personal way the unique personality of the owner: an urban hermit living in a small oasis of peace and contemplation in the heart of Tokyo. From noise music to experimental movies, the film lets us enter the world of Mr. Moriyama’s free spirit, as his living quarters redefine completely the common sense of domestic life.
With Post-Film Talk
Palace Verona, Sydney
Director: Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine
Cast: Yasuo Moriyama and Ila Bêka
Language(s): Japanese and English with English subtitles
SPECIAL GUEST EVENT
Ambient Circumspection: Nishizawa’s Moriyama House and Bêka & Lemoine’s Moriyama-San
Friday 24 June
Film screening: 18:00 – 19:00
Talk: 19:00 – 19:50
Join us for a special post-film talk with Michael Tawa, Professor of Architecture at The University of Sydney.
In this talk, Tawa reflects on the atmospheric capacity of architecture and cinema. The attentive cinematography of Moriyama-San and the archipelagic architectonics of Ryue Nishizawa’s 2005 Moriyama House both operate as frames or infrastructures that enable place, and being-in-place, to take place, to happen, to eventuate.