Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Sweden, 2021 / 95 min / English OV with French subt. / Documentary
The legendary Chelsea Hotel, an icon of 1960s counterculture - former residents and regulars have included Patti Smith, Jim Morrison, Robert Mapplethorpe and the superstars of Warhol's factory - an artists’ refuge for over a century, will soon reopen as a luxury hotel. The film grants us access to the artists‘ apartments and interweaves the past with the present.
|Sat||05/03||19:00||Ciné Utopia||ENG OV with FR.subt||Public||https://luxfilmfestfilms.megatix.be/en/HO00004339?locationFilters=LFFCU&dateTime...|
|Sun||06/03||16:00||Cinémathèque||ENG OV with FR.subt||Public||https://luxfilmfestfilms.megatix.be/en/HO00004339?locationFilters=LFFCI&dateTime...|
|Fri||11/03||21:15||Cinémathèque||ENG OV with FR.subt||Public||https://luxfilmfestfilms.megatix.be/en/HO00004339?locationFilters=LFFCI&dateTime...|
"A documentary portrait of the legendary Chelsea Hotel, paying a historic, fantasy visit to this bohemian New York Mecca" Aurore Engelen, Cineuropa, 12/02/2022
- Panorama Audience Award Nominee Documentary Film, Berlin International Film Festival, 2022 (Germany)
Amelie van Elmbt
After studying film at the Belgian Film School IAD , Amélie worked as a casting director and assistant director with French director Jacques Doillon. In 2011 she directed and self-produced her first feature, HEADFIRST, which screened in Cannes’ ACID section and won the main award in New York First Time Festival. There she met Martin Scorsese, who executive produced her second feature, THE ELEPHANT & THE BUTTERFLY (2017) which premiered at Tribeca and won the Grand Prize at Heartland International Film Festival. Amélie codirected DREAMING WALLS with Maya Duverdier and is currently working on a new fiction feature, to be produced by Les films du Fleuve.
After a bachelor in arts in France, Maya Duverdier obtained her Master's degree in cinema at the Ecole Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne with her documentary JEANNE SANS ARC (2014). Next to her work as a director and writer for Cinema and Documentary she’s also active within various positions of film, television and advertising production. DREAMING WALLS is Maya’s first feature documentary, which she codirected with Amélie van Elmbt.