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Wo wohnen alte Leute?

Where the Old People Live


A film about new building styles. Artist Ella Bergmann-Michel presents an old-age home in Frankfurt’s Westend neighbourhood as a “functioning living organism”. While the elderly in the dark, inner city building descend into isolation and loneliness, the modern architecture of the newer building, with its light-flooded spaces, promotes socialising.

Ella Bergmann-Michel

Germany 1932

German intertitles

Documentary form
12’ · Black/White · 35 mm


Ella Bergmann-Michel

Film Print: Deutsches Filminstitut – DIF, Frankfurt am Main