DCP/HD • COLOR/B&W • 2018 • CANADA • 81'
A film by Joseph Hillel
City Dreamers is a film about our changing urban environment and four trailblazing women architects who have been working, observing and thinking about the transformations shaping the cities of today and tomorrow for over
70 years. Phyllis Lambert, Blanche Lemco van Ginkel, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander and Denise Scott Brown may not be household names, but architecture and urban planning aficionados likely know that these women have worked with some of the greatest architects of our time, including the likes of Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn and Robert Venturi. In the course of their inspiring careers, they have left an indelible mark on several cities across North
America and Europe.
Produced by Couzin Films
Original languages: English, French
Joseph Hillel now lives in Montreal. He wrote, produced and co-directed his first documentary, Regular or Super, Views on Mies van der Rohe, in 2004. This film on the famous architect won the Award for Best Canadian Film at the 22nd FIFA, Best Photography Prize at the Roma Art Doc Fest, and Special Mention at the Docùpolis International Documentary Festival in Barcelona. In 2009, his second documentary on photography, Karsh Is History, once again received the Award for Best Canadian Film at the 27th FIFA. His previous film on Haitian culture, Ayiti Toma, was released in Quebec in the spring of 2014 and has toured international festivals.
Festivals: DOXA Documentary Film Festival • RIDM • FIFA • Winnipeg A+DFF • Belfast Film Festival