OSLAVIA – THE CAVE OF THE PAST FUTURE

Ila Bêka, Luise Lemoine

SPANISH PREMIÈRE 

SYNOPSIS

In 2020, in the midst of lockdown, Bêka and Lemoine were invited by the curators of the MAXXI (Museum of 21st Century Art) in Rome to enter the flat where one of the most important artists of the last century and a leading figure in early 20th century avant-garde art, Giacomo Balla, one of the founders of Futurism, lived for the last 30 years of his life. Of inestimable historical value, the flat is a total work of art, where every centimetre has been painted, transformed and personalised by the artist himself and his two daughters, Elica and Luce, who were also painters. 

Shot only with the light coming from a few torches, as if we were entering a cave, the film conveys the same sense of awe and violation that the first explorers and archaeologists must have felt. At every step, the camera awakens emotions for the stories that lie in every inch of the place. Walking through the rooms that have remained untouched for so many years, we rediscover Giacomo Balla in his daily life and as an artist.

SCREENING:

Thursday, May 12 · 7:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. · Short film session 2 · Cinemes Girona · Room A ·

 

2021 · NO DIALOGUES, VOSE · COLOR · 17 MIN

TITLE: OSLAVIA – THE CAVE OF THE PAST FUTURE

DIRECTORS: ILA BÊKA, LUISE LEMOINE

COUNTRY: FRANCE

Beka & Lemoine

Directors

Beka & Lemoine have been prominent on the international architectural scene for the past 15 years through a cinematic work known for its innovative character and tender, biting humour, which has changed the usual representation of contemporary architecture, putting people and uses first. Thanks to an authentic artistic perspective on architecture, Beka & Lemoine open up new horizons in the relationship between architecture and cinema. Their films have been widely screened at major international biennials and cultural events and are also frequently shown in some of the most prestigious international museums and cultural institutions, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Beka & Lemoine’s films have also been selected and awarded at some of the most renowned film festivals such as CPH: DOX (Copenhagen), DocAviv (Tel Aviv), Chicago International Film Festival, Torino Film Festival, among many others.

DATA SHEET

 

TITLE: OSLAVIA – THE CAVE OF THE PAST FUTURE

DIRECTORS: Ila Bêka, Luise Lemoine

YEAR: 2021

COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION: France

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS:

Chicago International Film Festival

Chicago, EUA, 2021

CAFx, Copenhagen, Países Bajos 2021

DAAF, Bratislava 2021

VAFF, Venecia, Italia,  2021

ArchFilmFest, Estambul, Turquía, 2021

 

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