Voyage autour de la Lune

In the new film shot along the Garonne river by Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine, the city of Bordeaux is portrayed through a collection of personal stories.

Starting from the scale of a house in their first film Koolhaas Houselife, then moving to all types of architecture scales through their series of films Living Architectures, Bêka & Lemoine are now finally exploring the city with their new film Voyage autour de la Lune shot along the Garonne river in the center of Bordeaux, France.


Voyage autour de la Lune is an urban diary, a personal wandering which draws the lines of an emotional and psychological map of the city of Bordeaux along the renewed river banks, once called the Moon Harbour for the large curve with which the Garonne river embraces the city. Through this week long journey from one side to the other of the river banks, Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine tell us about the identity of a public space which has deeply changed in the collective mind of the city.


In an intimist cinematic language, the film drives us along the huge tumultuous river in its flows and tides, and drifts into the intimate turmoils of all the people met on site during the journey. A rare example of a film in which a city is portrayed through a collection of personal stories.

The film will be shown in avant-premiere on February 4, 2016, at UGC Bordeaux and on March 2, 2016, at Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris.

Voyage autour de la Lune
: Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine – Living Architectures
Client : artistic commission by the City of Bordeaux for Agora Biennial

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