Told by Charles Berling, the film by Gilles Coudert juxtaposes the director's experience as an adolescent growing up in the biggest project ever built by Le Corbusier in Europe, in Firminy, France with insights from several contemporary artists including architects, a choreographer, a filmmaker, a designer and a composer. Architectural historian Jean-Louis Cohen provides comment as do several inhabitants and users of Le Corbusier's complex in Firminy, and each feels, in his or her own fashion, a kinship, influence, or a sense of heritage from Le Corbusier — something of his work and his spirit. Three major sites of Le Corbusier's work are featured as the film takes us from the Firminy buildings to the Cité Radieuse in Marseille and the Cabanon de Roquebrune for the interviews. Exceptional images of the architecture and 1970's archival images of the daily life of the people who lived there accompany the testimony.
With Marc Barani (architect), Neals Begg (artist), Daniel Buren (artist), Jean-Louis Cohen (architect, architectural historian), Domènec (artist), Frédéric Flamand (choreographer), Pierre Grange (filmmaker), Ora-ïto (designer), Pascale Jakubowski (composer), Kengo Kuma (architect), Alexandre Périgot (artist), Dominique Perrault (architect), Xavier Veilhan (artist), etc.