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Barbicania PG
Director: Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2014
Duration: 90 minLanguage: English

A performance space, a museum, a private residence and a library all rolled in one - the renowned Barbican Centre in London has long been exalted as one of the most enigmatic Brutalist structures known today.

But further from its architectural marvels, the Barbican houses some of the most interesting people in the world. From energetic octogenarians caring for the building to slightly batty art collectors, the film is a refreshing meditation on the role of architecture in daily life - a most personal and intimate look at the various colourful lifestyles and personalities that makes a living space so special.