Awarded Films 2019

Moriyama-San

Illa Beka & Louise lemoine, France, 2018, 63′

Synopsis: One week in the extraordinary-ordinary life of Mr. Moriyama, a Japanese art, architecture and music enlightened amateur who lives in one of the most famous contemporary Japanese architecture, the Moriyama house, built in Tokyo in 2005 by Pritzker Prize winner Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA). Introduced in the intimacy of this experimental microcosm which redefines completely the common sense of domestic life, Ila Bêka recounts in a very spontaneous and personal way the unique personality of the owner: a urban hermit living in a small archipelago of peace and contemplation in the heart of Tokyo. From noise music to experimental movies, the film let us enter into the ramification of the Mr. Moriyama’s free spirit. Moriyama-San, the first film about noise music, acrobatic reading, silent movies, fireworks and Japanese architecture!

Tshweesh

Feyrouz Serhal, Germany, Lebanon, Qatar, Spain, 2017, 26′

Synopsis: The football World Cup kicks off today and the people of Beirut are eager for the big awaited event. While life moves on normally in such a day, the signal of the first match seems to be disrupted by strange audio waves. The frustration in the air builds up giving way to a bigger live event.

The Divine Way

Ilaria Di Carlo, Germany, 2018, 15′

Synopsis: “The path to paradise begins in hell” — Dante Alighieri Loosely based on Dante’s Divine Comedy, The Divine Way takes us along on the protagonist’s epic descent through an endless labyrinth of staircases. As the woman journeys deeper, the staircases mutate and she is trapped and pulled into their dangerous landscape, conducting us through more than fifty magnificent locations.

Lido

Angela Elvira Bruce, UK, 2019, 30′

Synopsis: LIDO is a sensory moving portrait located at the Parliament Hill Lido on Hampstead Heath in London. It celebrates the art deco architecture of a much-loved public space. LIDO appears as an observational, atmospheric and textured piece with considered framing which mirrors the rectangular shape of the building. The work creates space to reflect on the relationship between water, Nature and the human-constructed brick and metal materiality of the Lido as well as the bodies that pass through its space.