Brasilia/Chandigarh

Part documentary, part fictional, the film brings into dialogue two planned capital cities—Chandigarh, India (established by the first prime minister of India Jawaharal Nehru after the partition of India in 1947 and designed by Le Corbusier) and Brasilia, Brazil (designed by Oscar Niemeyer and Lucio Costa under Juscelino Kubitschek’s presidency). More or less conceived around the same time, the modernist monument-cities are mapped in the film through fictional characters who wander through its iconic architecture. Interested in the way that modernist utopias have materialized, Beltrame explores the test of time and the ‘entropic fate’ of these cities, demonstrating the limits of modernity. With support from Institut Français

Miscellaneous: The 12th Gwangju Biennale Exhibition (2018)
Shot on Sep 7, 2018

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