Dreaming Walls

dir. Amélie van Elmbt, Maya Duverdier / 2022 / Belgium, France, USA, The Netherlands, Sweden / 80min.
New York’s legendary Chelsea Hotel has long been a part of popculture, but now property developers seek to see it reinvented as a boutique hotel

New York’s legendary Chelsea Hotel has long been a part of popculture, whether it be through its famous residents (Patti Smith, Robert, Mapplethorpe or Jim Morrison – to name a few) or how it has been featured in music, books and films. As property developers seek to see it reinvented as a boutique hotel, many of its long-term residents still live a strange and almost surreal life amidst the construction and renovation work, with the famous corridors haunted by memories and ghosts of different times.

duration:
80 min
country / year of production:
Belgium, France, USA, The Netherlands, Sweden / 2022
director:
Amélie van Elmbt, Maya Duverdier
cinematography:
Amélie van Elmbt
producer:
Hanne Phlypo / Clindoeil Films
selected festivals and awards:
2022 – Berlin IFF; 2022 – Luxembourg City FF
sections:
Places
competitions:
Chopin’s Nose Award
tags:
art pop culture architecture relations

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