Some Kind of HeavenLance Oppenheim

Disneyland for retirees, that's what The Villages in Florida are also called. 130,000 seniors live together in a closed community, where everything revolves around their target group. They live in a very expensive dream full of neat front gardens, morning gymnastics and hours of golf fun. A visually powerful film that - tenderly, sometimes hilariously, at times painfully sharp - shows that for some, life really does begin at 60.

"You come here to live, not to die." That is the motto of many seniors who choose to live in The Villages, a safe and clean paradise full of comfort and with enough distraction to forget that this is the final chapter of their life. Some take to the perfectly manicured streets, the healthy fruit shakes and the happy dance evenings for singles like a fish to water. To others, this prepackaged bubble of positivism doesn't feel quite right. Because no matter how you look at it, the search for happiness and love - even when you have wrinkles and gray hair - is not always easy. An ode to life itself, which, even in its golden years, is always a story of ups and downs.

USA Maatschappij en opvoeding

Vertoond op editie(s) 2021
Screened at edition(s) 2021


Directed by Lance Oppenheim
2020 83 min.
No subtitles


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Lance Oppenheim


David Bolen


Daniel Garber, Lance Oppenheim


Ari Balouzian

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