Festival of Austrian Film
April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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Documentary Film, AT 2011, Farbe, 75 min., OmdU
Diagonale 2012

Director, Script, Editor: Lotte Schreiber
Camera: Johannes Hammel, Rafael Ortega
Location Sound: Fridolin Schönwiese
Music: Steven Hess, Stefan Németh
Producers: Lotte Schreiber


The Unidad Habitacional Nonalco-Tlatelolco is the largest apartment complex in Mexico City. Designed by Mario Pani in the 1960s as a “vertical city,” the modern utopia was only partly fulfilled; class integration was left unachieved. In symmetrical detail Schreiber examines the faded, historically fraught architecture and the story behind it – in particular of those inhabitants, who continued to live there even after the student demonstrations of 1968 and the earthquake of 1985. The director and part of the team will be present.

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