Beat Oswald & Samuel Weniger
Switzerland, 84 min
World premiere

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

Trailer

Duration
84 min
Year
2019
Country
Switzerland
Sections
Films W/O World Sales
National Competition
Premiere
World premiere
Language
English
Subtitle
French
Production
Beat OswaldSamuel WenigerUrs Augstburger
Sales Contact
Nicole Biermeiernicole.biermaier@firsthandfilms.com+41787760827

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