Valerie Blankenbyl • Austria, Switzerland • 2020 • 93 min
The Villages, America’s largest retirement community. But is retired life as idyllic - or as welcomed - as we may imagine?
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 compassionate contemplation of American ways of life, ageing, and death.
Original Title:THE BUBBLE
Director:Valerie Blankenbyl