The Infinite Happiness

The Infinite Happiness is a highly unusual architectural experience. The film takes us to the heart of one of the contemporary residential developments considered to be a new model of success: the giant “8 House” designed in 2009 by Danish architects BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group in the suburbs of Copenhagen. Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine recount their month-long immersion inside this experiment of vertical village, nominated “World best residential building” in 2011. As a Lego game, the film builds up a collection of life stories all interconnected by their personal relation to the building. Drawing the lines of a human map, the film reveals the building through an inner and intimate point of view. By showing the surprising results of this innovative social model, the directors question the architecture’s ability to create collective happiness.

Directors: Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine | Director of photography: Ila Bêka | Sound: Louise Lemoine
Editing: Ila Bêka, Louise Lemoine | Colorist: Melo Prino, Luca Immesi
Sound mix: Walter Fuji, Lo Studio
Production: Bêka & Partners, France
co-Production: Bjarke Ingels Group, Denmark
France/Denmark, 2015, HD, colour, 85 min

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