The Russian premiere of the film about the Barbican, a famous residential district of London, one of the clearest examples of the style of the new brutalism.
At the heart of this district is one of the most important cultural institutions in Europe – the Barbican Centre. At the specific request of the Art Gallery of the Barbican Centre, Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine, internationally known for their unique take on architecture, have settled for a month in the lands of “Barbicania”.
The film, built as a personal diary, recounts on a daily basis all what the directors duo have discovered during their urban trip from the top floors of the towers to the underground levels of the art centre. Through an impressive gallery of portraits, the film draws an intimate human map of the place, immersed in the life of the Barbican Centre and Estate, questioning the durability of this utopia from the 1950s.
Directors Ika Bêka and Louise Lemoine, 90 minutes, France, UK 2014
Special screening in Garage Museum as part of Documentary Film Festival CENTER