France, Denmark | Directed by Ila Bêka, Louise Lemoine
Copenhagen’s “8 House,” an ultramodern loop of apartments created by architect Bjarke Ingels, reinvents the concept of “home.” Its 500 residents can traverse all nine floors by bike while their kids attend kindergarten on the ground floor. This exuberant documentary profiles the (mostly) happy residents, including a group of children who experience the best scavenger hunt ever, offering a hopeful, inspired picture of communal living by design. Danish with subtitles. 85 min.
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This program is part of the Chicago International Film Festival's Spotlight: Architecture + Space + Design film series.
This program celebrates the remarkable spirit and outstanding representations of innovative architecture and design in the cinema. From Milan to Tokyo to São Paulo, the international selection features the work of celebrated visionaries and chronicles ordinary people and characters interacting with extraordinary and complex places and spaces.