24 Heures sur place

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    24 Heures sur place

    Directed by

    France

    2014

    90 min

    • French

    Documentary

    Paris, Place de la République, 40 years after Louis Malle's documentary and only one year after the huge renewal project by architects TVK which transformed this well known buzzy crossroads into a new urban oasis for the Parisian city dweller. An homage to Louis Malle, this film is a like a moving polaroid of the East side of Paris during the course of a complete day in June 2014. Touching on politics, love affairs, work issues, worries and hopes, a vertiginous collection of portraits emerges, giving us a feel for the French capital's state of being. 24 HEURES SUR PLACE is a performance movie. Standing next to Marianne's monument, Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine filmed in the square from dawn to dawn to collect everything that can possibly happen in the physical space of a public square in 24 hours. Flux and reflux, fullness and emptiness, lights, darkness and atmosphere redraw the lines of the square through the progressing hours.

    Awards

    • Special Jury Award for Italiana.doc - Torino FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cinematography
    Ila Bêka
    Editing
    Tiros Niakaj

    Director's Statement

    An homage to Louis Malle, this film is a like a moving polaroid of the East side of Paris during the course of a complete day in June 2014. Touching on politics, love affairs, work issues, worries and hopes, a vertiginous collection of portraits emerges, giving us a feel for the French capital’s state of being.

    Production
    BEKA & PARTNERS
    Ila Bêka

    Ila Bêka

    Italy

    Ila Bêka studied architecture at IUAV in Venice and at the École supérieure in Paris. He made several documentaries and the fictional feature QUODLIBET. He lives and works in Paris.

    Louise Lemoine

    Louise Lemoine

    France

    Louise Lemoine studied cinema and philosophy at the Sorbonne. She is a French filmmaker, and co-founder with Ila Bêka of the production company BêkaFilms. The two of them have also been teaching classes at Columbia University’s New York-Paris Program of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) since 2013.