27 Storeys

by Bianca Gleissinger

Contemporary Lives

Doc, Italian Premiere, First Film

(Germany, Austria / 2023 / 82’)


The largest social housing park in Austria, called Alterlaa, and its former promise of happiness to its residents is the subject of the humorous debut documentary 27 STOREYS by Bianca Gleissinger. “Living like the rich for everyone“ was the utopian premise in 1970 of the architect with the sonorous name Harry Glück (in German, Glück means happiness). But what is left of that pioneering spirit? The director, who herself grew up there, meets its eccentric residents and provides deep insights into a social biotope. A witty, very personal approach to an obscure place and at the same time a confrontation with one‘s own roots.