Festival of Austrian Film
June 8–13, 2021, Graz

Film Program | Timetable | Directors

Thursday, 10.06.
19:00, KIZ Royal 1
Saturday, 12.06.
13:00, KIZ Royal 1


Documentary Film, CH/AT 2021, digital, 92 min, eOmdU

The Villages are located in Central Florida, in three counties: Sumter County, Lake County, and Marion County. A huge retirement enclave created to make its wealthy inhabitants’ final years a bit more pleasant. After all, as everyone here believes, it’s what they deserve after decades of hard work. Valerie Blankenbyl was a guest in The Villages. Between drinks, golf courses, and karaoke bars, she witnesses a feel-good inebriation that knows of an end, but no tomorrow. 

Director: Valerie Blankenbyl
Script: Valerie Blankenbyl
Cast: Toni & Roger Akers, Jeanie & John Ferguson, Lauren Ritchie, Terry Marksberry, Linda Vernon, Toni Hyde, Bill Pownail, Mae Katherine Lee
Camera: Joe Berger
Editor: Nela Märki
Location Sound: Benoit Barraud
Music: Adam Lukas
Sounddesign: Jacques Kieffer
Additional Credits: Produzenten: Dario Schoch, Rajko Jazbec Ko-Produzenten: Karin C. Berger, Arash T. Riahi Executive Producers: Sabine Gruber, Raphael Barth Produktionsleitung: Sarah Born, Karin C. Berger World Sales: Deckert Distribution Verleih: Filmladen ©Catpics & Golden Girls Film
Producers: Dario Schoch, Rajko Jazbec, Karin C. Berger, Arash T. Riahi
Production: Catpics (CH)
Co-production: Golden Girls Film