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DVD The Le Corbusier Spirit

Public price: 20,00 €


The Le Corbusier Spirit

A film by Gilles Coudert
(52 min. / 2019)

Told by Charles Berling, the film by Gilles Coudert juxtaposes the director’s experience as an adolescent growing up in the biggest project ever built by Le Corbusier in Europe, in Firminy, France with insights from several contemporary artists including architects, a choreographer, a filmmaker, a designer and a composer. Architectural historian Jean-Louis Cohen provides comment as do several inhabitants and users of Le Corbusier’s complex in Firminy, and each feels, in his or her own fashion, a kinship, influence, or a sense of heritage from Le Corbusier — something of his work and his spirit. Three major sites of Le Corbusier’s work are featured as the film takes us from the Firminy buildings to the Cité Radieuse in Marseille and the Cabanon de Roquebrune for the interviews. Exceptional images of the architecture and 1970’s archival images of the daily life of the people who lived there accompany the testimony.


With Marc Barani, architect; Neal Beggs, artist; Daniel Buren, artist; Jean-Louis Cohen, architect, historian of architecture, professor at the Collège de France; Domènec, artist; Frédéric Flamand, choreographer; Pierre Grange, filmmaker; Ora-ïto, designer; Pascale Jakubowski, composer; Kengo Kuma, architect; Alexandre Périgot, artist; Dominique Perrault, architect; Xavier Veilhan, artist; etc.


Film © 2018 a.p.r.e.s production / Mona Lisa Production / France Télévisions

With the sponsorship of Avrotros.
With the support of Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes,
of the Saint-Etienne Métropole, of the Ville de Firminy, of the Fondation Le Corbusier,
of the Procirep-Angoa and of the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée.

More informations

DIGIPACK DVD / French version / English subtitles / DVD5 PAL / Multizone / 16/9


May 2019


Architecture, Cinema, Contemporary art, Dance, DVD Collection (eng), History

Alexandre Périgot, Cité Radieuse, Daniel Buren, Domènec, Dominique Perrault, Firminy, Frédéric Flamand, Gilles Coudert, Jean-Louis Cohen, Kengo Juma, Le Corbusier, MaMo, Marc Barani, Neals Begg, Ora-ïto, Pascale Jakubowski, Pierre Grange, Xavier Veilhan