Photos by Enri Canaj. More info: www.enricanaj.com
These are some photos that were part of the booklet for “The veteran” which was presented in Crossroads co-production market. I took all four of them while walking around Papagou, the suburb were the story of the film takes place. The four words on the pictures kind of sum up the story-line of the film: return to the suburbia, in search of misplaced heroes. Follow the link to read more about “The veteran“.
This is a painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, completed in 1565. I saw the painting in an article on the next film by the Swedish director Roy Andersson, “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence¨. The title of the film was inspired by this painting.
Find out more about the painter here: Pieter Bruegel the Elder
“Koolhass houselife” by Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine is a documentary that follows the daily routines of house-made Guadalupe in Maison Bordeaux in South France. The famous private villa, built in 1998, was designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, one of the most acknowledged architects of our days.
The film presents in a humorous way a series of problems that have occurred in the building due to bad design and/or construction. It could be considered a 59 min masterclass both for engineering as well as conceptual architecture, making a strong comment on A-class modern architecture.
At the same time, the film stars a beautiful, full of energy Guadalupe, a Spanish middle-aged woman who, apparently, spends more time in the villa than its high-class owners. The conflict between Guadalupe’s perception of the house and the intentions of the architectural concept ends up being an eloquent statement on the conflict of social classes.