Sunday, January 30th at 4 pm; Wednesday, February 2 at 6:15 pm.

What’s it like to live in a masterpiece designed by a star architect? In the case of the Rem Koolhaas-designed Maison à Bordeaux, only the cleaning lady has the lowdown. Filmmakers Bêka and Lemoine follow the wonderfully stoic Guadalupe Acedo as she navigates the hydraulic lifts, sliding panels, minimal staircases, and spare spaces of the acclaimed house designed for a client in a wheelchair. With Tati-like drollery, the futuristic concrete-and-glass edifice puts its mechanized functions through their paces (or not), for a gentle comedy of errors that suggests that form doesn’t always follow function.

Followed by an interview with  Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine, France, 10 min.

A short interview with Koolhaas on the creation of the house. In French with English subtitles. HDCAM video.

 Sunday, January 30th at 4 pm; Wednesday, February 2 at 6:15 pm.

 Tickets are $10/general admission, $7/students, $5/ Film Center members. Tickets are available at the Film Center Box Office. Hours: 5pm-8:30pm Monday-Friday, 2pm-8:30pm Saturdays, 2pm-5:30pm Sunday.

Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 164 N. State St., Chicago, IL.