DocoMomo_Ireland is organising on the 25th of January a unique tour and exploration of Eileen Gray’s work and life. Mary McGuckian will preview and discuss her new film ” The Price of Desire”. This will be followed by a guided tour of the exhibition by Jennifer Goff ( National Museum, with responsibility for Furniture, Musical & Scientific Instruments and the Eileen Gray Collection).
Award-winning Northern Irish director Mary McGuckian’s latest film, The Price of Desire, is set substantially in and around Eileen Gray’s most abiding work, the villa E.1027 at Roquebrune Cap Martin, now recognized by many as the first fully fledged modernist house ever constructed. The drama explores the controversial events and details surrounding Le Corbusier’s effacement, defacement and eventual erasure of Gray’s authorship and ownership of the one of the most important houses of the 20th century. Irish actress Orla Brady plays the lead role of Eileen Gray opposite Swiss actor Vincent Perez as her nemesis, Le Corbusier. Canadian actress and singer Alanis Morissette and the emerging Italian actor Francesco Scianna play her lovers, the famous French singer, Marisa Damia, and architectural critic, Jean Badovici, respectively.
The event is free for DocoMomo members, or 10 euro for non-members including entry to the exhibition (normally 5 euro).
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