Top

Rem Koolhaas film shot by his son will premier in September

Rem Koolhaas film shot by his son will premier in September

Set to premier at next month’s Venice Film Festival is “Rem” – an hour long documentary on architect Rem Koolhaas made by his son Tomas.

The camera follows the Dutch designer across his many projects – in the desert of Qatar, across the landscape of his home nation, in the streets of New York in midwinter and even getting away from fans in Italy.

“In a very compressed period, I am typically confronted with a literally unbelievable multitude of different contexts,” said OMA founder Koolhaas, now aged 71.

Filmed, produced, directed and edited by the 36-year-old Tomas and partially crowd-funded by a Kickstarter campaign, the documentary has been pitched as a “behind the scenes” window into Rem’s world.

Most scenes are shot from behind, making the back of Rem’s head a prominent feature of the film.

“Rem doesn’t wait for you,” said Tomas. “I was literally running after him, then I realised it was an interesting viewpoint, a way of seeing what he’s seeing.”

Most Popular