2015 FESTIVAL THEME

FILM. FRAME. FORM

HOTEL BELLEVUE

Director: Claire Walka

Claire Walka was born 1978 in Stuttgart, Germany. She studied film, new media and art in Offenbach and Barcelona. Now she works as freelance director and editor in Hamburg.

Filmography (Selection) 2014 Hotel Bellevue – First documentary

The film journeys back to the early 1960s. The Hotel Bellevue in Lauenburg, which then was a border crossing zone. Three generations of the Timm family have seen it all, from fabulous parties to hungry crowds and the structural changes to the local economy that came with German re-unification. The young generation, one of them Bazilian, do their best to keep up.