Golden Age (Switzerland)
5 13 April 2019

Golden Age

Golden Age

  • Beat Oswald, Samuel Weniger

Synopsis

Who said that old age has to be boring? Golden Age opens the doors to the Palace, a retirement home of the kind that you have never seen before, in Miami. Gildings, ostentatious chandeliers, marble floors; like a cross between a luxury hotel and an Americanised copy of Versailles, the place is presented by its developers as the most beautiful retirement home in the Unites States. The residents here are pampered by an army of employees devoted to their every whim, in a permanent party atmosphere. This abundance of luxury, extravagance and entertainment is nonetheless not enough to remove the anxieties of those who live there. Nor can it hide the intentions of the investors for whom old age is above all a source of income and a growing market. Golden Age takes us on a journey into this baroque universe which tries to suppress the fear of death through dollars, questioning, in a dizzying visual whirlwind, our relationship to old age in its most universal aspect.
Céline Guénot
Length: 85'
Country: Switzerland
Year: 2019
Language(s): English
Premiere status at VdR: World Premiere
VdR edition : 2019

Production

Beat Oswald  (Conobs GmbH)
Samuel Weniger  (wenigervideo)
Urs Augstburger  (SRF)

Sales Contact

Nicole Biermeier
First Hand Films
nicole.biermaier@firsthandfilms.com
Tel. +41787760827

Screenings

Language(s):  English
Subtitles:  French
  • Sunday 7 April
  • 18:15
Théâtre de Marens

Followed by a discussion

  • Monday 8 April
  • 10:00
  • Tuesday 9 April
  • 18:00
Théâtre de Grand-Champ, Gland

Followed by a discussion