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    Barbicania |

    Director: Ila Bêka, Louise Lemoine

    Country: France, Great Britain

    Year: 2014

    Length: 90'

    Language: In English

     Intoroduction by Karen Jagodin.

    On the specific request of the Art Gallery of the Barbican Centre, the film-makers Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine, internationally known for their unique take on architecture, have settled for a month in the heart of one of the most important European art centres and a triumphant achievement of Brutalist architecture. Their film, in the form of a personal diary, recounts on a daily basis the directors’ experiences during their trip from the top of the city to the underground. Through an impressive gallery of portraits, the film draws an intimate human map of the place, breathing life into this harsh district and questioning the durability of this utopia of the 1950s.