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By Haemmerli THOMAS

ICAN FILMS - as PROD

Second film - Completed 2017

A humorous personal essay film addressing architecture, habitation, space, density, xenophobia, gentrification and urban development.

Festivals
& Awards

Zurich FF 2017
International Documentary Film Competition Best Film (special mention)
Filmfest Hamburg 2017
Wettbewerb "Politischer Film"
Sao Paulo IFF 2017
New Filmmakers Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Second film, Documentary
    • Countries
    • SWITZERLAND
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 99 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Haemmerli THOMAS
    • Producer(s)
    • Mirjam VON ARX (ICAN FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • A humorous personal essay film addressing architecture, habitation, space, density, xenophobia, gentrification and urban development. The film’s main arc spans the author’s diverse living environments, beginning with his childhood in a rich neighborhood to militant squats, shared flats and yuppie abodes, as well as his various dwellings in such metropolises as Tiflis, São Paulo, Zurich and Mexico City. At the end the author is a scoundrel: He becomes a fashionably old father and buys a huge flat in one of Zurich’s gentrified neighborhoods. But the film ridicules as well: The rightwing populists that fear a lack of space because of immigrants. And the left that has abandoned modernity.
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