Directed by Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine, Barbicania is a feature length film capturing a month-long immersion in the life of London’s Barbican Centre and Estate.

Conceived as a series of diaristic vignettes, Barbicania invites you to discover the personalities, lifestyle and architectural landscapes that make the Barbican so special.
 With fantastic stories from those who experience the Barbican on an everyday basis: such as Neil who tends to the plants and fish in the Barbican Centre’s conservatory; Paolo who talks about having the ‘magic key’; and Camilla who delves into the Barbican psyche.
Barbicania, commissioned for the Constructing Worlds season, is an intimate and lively filmic map of Barbican’s Brutalist masterpiece, explore the timeline below and immerse yourself in a taste of Barbicania.

Screened in the Barbican Cinema on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 November, Barbicania will soon be available to purchase on DVD.

Turning the camera on themselves, Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine talk about the making of Barbicania and their inspirations behind their immersive project on the Barbican Blog.

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