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Talking House: Eileen Gray & Jean Badovici

Talking House’ is a 40-minute montage of Villa E-1027, the iconic modernist villa built by Eileen Gray and Jean Badovici on the Cote d’Azur in 1929. Filmed today, and using Eileen Gray’s 1929 photographs of the villa and recently restored Le Corbusier film footage, the camera takes us through E-1027 as the couple talks and argues off screen about the design philosophy behind the breakthrough layout, interiors and furniture. Heated correspondence between Le Corbusier and Badovici adds a bit of controversy over the later addition of Le Corbusier’s wall paintings.

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Director:
Elizabeth Lennard
Year:
2016
Country:
France, USA
Genre:
Documentary
Duration:
43 minutes
Language:
English
Subtitles:
Romanian

Awards and festivals:

Architecture and Design Film Festival 2016