One week in the extraordinary-ordinary life of Mr. Moriyama, a Japanese art, architecture and music enlighted 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, (63 min), the first film about noise music, acrobatic reading, silent movies, fireworks and Japanese architecture!
“A film by the brilliant film-makers Bêka & Lemoine about an unusual man in an unusual house.” – The Guardian
“An endearing portrait of a homeowner and his house. Amusing and irriverent.” – The Economist
“Not to miss.” – Icon Magazine
“Brilliant!” – Blueprint
“Enormously Special!” – ArchDaily
“Masterpiece!” – Domus
“Playful, funny and unexpectedly endearing. Brilliant documentary!” – Design Talks
“More than a documentary film, Moriyama-san is an inspirational piece of thought for today’s building and living” – Der Standard
– Best Prize – Architecture Film Festival London, UK
– Best Prize – Arquiteturas Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
– Best Prize – ArqFilmFest, Santiago, Chile
– Best Prize, FILAF D’OR – Festival International du Livre d’Art et du Film, Perpignan
– Jury Prize – Fifaac / Festival du Film d’Architecture de Bègles, France
– Official Selection: DocAviv, Tel Aviv | Dok Leipzig, Leipzig | Chicago International
Film Festival, Chicago | PIAF, Perth | BAFICI, Buenos Aires | Milano
Design Film Festival | Brussels Art Film Festival…