Dreaming WallsAmélie van Elmbt, Maya Duverdier

The legendary Chelsea Hotel, an icon of 1960s counterculture and a haven for famous artists and intellectuals including Patti Smith, Janis Joplin and the superstars of Warhol's Factory, is under renovation. Soon it will reopen to the public as one of New York's most fashionable luxury hotels. Dozens of people, most of them older residents, still live amidst the scaffolding and constant construction. An insight into the heart of a mythical place, which, like its residents, is at a turning point.

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DOCVILLE presents the ten best Belgian documentaries of the past year. Films that capture special places in our country, such as a small pigsty or an operating room where hypnosis is used, but also films that look beyond national borders and zoom in on, for example, Iceland, Congo, Ireland or Turkey. Documentaries made by familiar faces or by young newcomers. The strongest film will be announced the winner of the Jury Prize for Best Belgian Documentary.
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This screening is followed by an Q&A with the directors


Directed by Amélie van Elmbt, Maya Duverdier
2022 80 min.
Subtitles: Dutch, French


Belgian selection


Amélie van Elmbt, Maya Duverdier

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