Alterlaa is the largest social housing estate in Austria and its former promise of happiness to its residents is the subject of the humorous debut documentary 27 STOREYS by Bianca Gleissinger. "Living like the rich for everyone" was the utopian vision offered by architect Harry Glück in 1970. But what is left of that pioneering spirit? The director, who herself grew up there, meets its eccentric residents - in the shooting club, at the pool on the roof or on the balcony, and provides deep insights into a social biotope. Gleissinger herself appears in the film, ironically and at the same time hauntingly she enters into a place in her past that seemed to have become a stranger to her.
This film is a witty, very personal approach to an obscure place and at the same time a confrontation with one's own roots.
AT/DE, 2023, 82 min, German with English subtitles, directed by Bianca Gleissinger