The Bubble
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    The Bubble

    Directed by

    Austria, Switzerland

    2021

    100 min

    • English

    Documentary

    Welcome to Florida’s Friendliest Hometown. The Bubble explores senior citizen life within The Villages, America’s largest retirement community; a 32-square mile, sun-drenched, beautifully maintained, gated Floridian paradise housing over 150,000 retirees. Retired life beneath the year-round Floridian sunshine however, is not perhaps as idyllic, or as welcomed, as many ageing Villagers and viewers may imagine. The Bubble offers viewers an engaging, provocative yet compassiona- te contemplation of American ways of life, ageing, and death.

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    Credits

    Screenplay
    Valerie Blankenbyl
    Cinematography
    Joe Berger
    Editing
    Nela Märki
    Music
    Adam Lukas
    Sales
    DECKERT DISTRIBUTION
    Production
    CATPICS COPRODUCTIONS LTD.
    Production
    CATPICS COPRODUCTIONS LTD.

    Press

    A very watchable doc...Blankenbyl is an open-minded interviewer.

    Cineuropa

    Valerie Blankenbyl

    Valerie Blankenbyl

    Austria

    Valerie Blankenbyl (1984) is an Austrian documentary filmmaker. After studying graphic design and advertising in Vienna and being an artist in residence at Fabrica in Italy for two years, Valerie graduated from a master degree in filmmaking in Switzerland. She has lived in several different countries and has directed three feature length documentaries. She is now working on her next film projects.