Pieter and His Bank

This documentary tells the story of Architect Pieter Sijpkes who bought a bank in West Montreal, Canada, converting it into his home and a cultural centre. We follow this love story where building and man merge in friendship.

  • Ying Wang
    Director
  • Ying Wang
    Producer
  • Jeannette Pope
    Producer
  • Pieter Sijpkes
    Key Cast
  • Ying Wang
    Writer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    彼得和他的银行
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 9 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Ying Wang

Ying Wang is a Chinese-Canadian documentary filmmaker. He currently works at the BEIJING FILM ACADEMY MULTI MEDIA COLLEGE, CHINA. Ying has a Master's degree in Buddhist Art History and Art Technology from the National University of Kobe, Japan, 1993. Later, he studied multimedia design at the International Academy of Design, Montreal.

Pieter's Bank is his third full length documentary.

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Director Statement

Pieter offered me the chance to experience his unique relationship with his bank. For 6 months I filmed him and became attached to this space which changes constantly depending on who uses it culturally, and how Pieter lives in the space, always respecting the past and the history. It is Pieter's deep and challenging love affair.
Human and buildings, an urban ethnology which enticed me to make this film.