Screening of a film documentary on the occasion of the festival Film and Architecture.
The famous filmmaking duo Bêka & Lemoine embark on a one-day journey through Bangkok with Boonserm Premthada, one of Thailand’s most acclaimed architects of today. This unusual cinematic portrait gradually discovers the slum in which the architect grew up, as well as his own realizations influenced by this environment. Premthada’s severe hearing impairment, which he has suffered from since childhood, has also largely shaped his unique approach to architecture. Like elephants, he, therefore, engages other parts of the body to perceive sound vibrations. Human and animal visitors alike thus come to know these particular buildings through other senses.
(Ila Bêka, Louise Lemoine, France, Thailand, 2022, 93 min, English / Thai, English subtitles)