Invention

Direction
Year
2014
Country
  • Canada
Runtime
87min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

Shot in Paris, Sao Paulo and Toronto, Invention is a first feature length film by Mark Lewis. From famous corners of the Louvre Museum to the modernist buildings of Oscar Niemeyer in Brazil and Mies van der Rohe in Canada, Lewis takes us on a dynamic tour of fluctuating cityscapes, capturing the texture of these places, their landmarks, and the people who inhabit their streets and buildings, with images of glass, light, reflections, concrete, spiral staircases – and paintings. An homage to the City Symphony films of the 1920s, Invention offers a searching love letter to urban spaces, art and cinema.

Details

  • Original Title
    Invention
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Mark Lewis
  • Cinematography
    Martin Testar, Bobby Shore CSC
  • Editing
    Andrew Hulme
  • Runtime
    87 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2014
  • Country
    • Canada
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Toronto International Film Festival
    • Karlovy Vary IFF
    • Vancouver International Film Festival
    • International Film Festival
    • Berlinale
    • IDFA
    • Chicago International Film Festival

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