E.1027 – Eileen Gray and the House by the Sea

dir. Beatrice Minger, Christoph Schaub / 2024 / Switzerland / 89min.
The Irish designer Eileen Gray builds a refuge on the Côte d'Azur in 1929. Her first house is a discrete, avant-garde masterpiece. She names it E.1027.

The Irish designer Eileen Gray builds a refuge on the Côte d'Azur in 1929. Her first house is a discrete, avant-garde masterpiece. She names it E.1027, a cryptic marriage of her initials and those of Jean Badovici, with whom she built it. Le Corbusier, upon discovering the house, becomes intrigued, obsessed. He covers the walls with murals and publishes photos of them. Gray describes these paintings as vandalism and demands restitution. He ignores her wishes and instead builds his famous Cabanon directly behind E.1027, which dominates the narrative of the site to this day.

duration:
89 min
country / year of production:
Switzerland / 2024
director:
Beatrice Minger, Christoph Schaub
cinematography:
Ramón Giger
producer:
Anja Dziersk / Das Kollektiv
selected festivals and awards:
2024 – CPH:DOX Copenhagen
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tags:
biopic art feminism architecture relations fiction / non-fiction

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