Tokyo Ride

Tokyo Ride

Directed by: Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine
2020 / 90 minutes / Unclassified all ages

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Cosy like a warm cup of tea on a rainy day

One of the most talented and celebrated Japanese architects today, Ryue Nishizawa takes filmmaking duo Bêka & Lemoine on an intimate tour of Tokyo in his beloved vintage Alfa Romeo, Giulia. More than a portrait, in the classical sense, the film renders in its pure spontaneity the experience of this friendly urban drift. Along the drive, Nishizawa narrates his strong relationship with his city through places that have influenced him and some of his own architectural projects, stopping by the home of Kazuyo Sejima, Nishizawa’s fellow co-founding partner at SANAA. Against the backdrop of dreary weather in Tokyo, Nishizawa invites us into his charming personal world for a day.

Winner of the Artistic Vision Award, Depth of Field Competition DOCAVIV Film Festival 2020
Winner of the Milano Design Film Festival Best Prize 2020

Friday 24th June

Palace Central Sydney, Sydney

Sunday 26th June

Palace Verona, Sydney

Screens in: Sydney

Director: Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine

Cast: Ryue Nishizawa, Kazuyo Sejima, Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine

Genre: Documentary

Language(s): Japanese and English with English subtitles