Lovely Villa: Architecture as Autobiography by Rohan Shivkumar

Every house carries the spirits of those who lived there and those yet to come. We are all marked by the architecture of the homes we live in. Lovely Villa is the apartment building where the filmmaker grew up, studying to become an architect. Designed by Charles Correa, this LIC colony represents an imagination of the ideal community for modern India. The Film explores the architecture of the Colony through a personal narrative. It is a film about the relationship between architecture, everyday life, family, coming of age and the memory of 'home'.

Delhi; Bangalore; Thrissur; India

Rohan Shivkumar is an architect, urban designer and filmmaker practicing in Mumbai. He is the Dean of Research and Academic Development at the Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies. His work ranges from architecture, urban research and consultancy projects to works in film and visual art. He is interested in issues concerning housing and public space and in exploring the many ways of reading and representing the city. Rohan is the Co-Editor of the interdisciplinary research and art collaboration - Project Cinema City. He curates film programmes and writes on cinema, architecture and urban issues.

  • Cinematographer, Associate Director: Avijit Mukul Kishore
  • Editor: Rikhav Desai
  • Sound Designer, Post Producer: Madhu Apsara
  • Assistant Director, Additional Cinematographer: Sabari Pandian
  • Project Partner: Doordarshan

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