28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Rehab (from rehab)
Rehab (from rehab)
Rehab (from rehab)
Rehab (from rehab)
Rehab (from rehab)

Rehab (from rehab)

director: Louise Lemoine, Ila Bêka
original title: Rehab (from rehab)
country: France
year: 2023
running time: 86 min.


The parallels between the human body and architecture are highlighted in a film based on the personal experience of Louise Lemoine. As a child, she spent years in and out of hospitals caring for her severely disabled father. She confronts her traumatic memories with a cinematic exploration of the REHAB facility in Basel – a unique medical space adapted for special purposes. The artist duo arrives at the nature of its holistic character by way of a decomposition into sub-elements, including the body of the building, which is sensitively adapted to the mental state of the patients, as hospitals are not just factories designed to manage people.

“So all the ways we occupy space and the way we adapt and subvert it are crucial to us, yet we are under the impression that we, as a society, think about it too little.”

Source: ArchDaily


The artistic duo Bêka & Lemoine consists of Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine. Their work focuses mainly on different aspects of architecture in the coordinates of other arts. Their complete body of work, comprising 16 films, was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2016 and became part of the permanent collection.

more about film

director: Louise Lemoine, Ila Bêka
producer: Ila Bêka, Louise Lemoine
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Creative Europe Media
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
Český rozhlas