What drives our world becomes paradigmatic in Davos: everyday life in contrast to the global elite, who operate untied from all places, virtually without touching the ground. Davos is a film about equilibrium and contrast, about capitalism in our fractured world and the impact of the powerful on the many.
100 years ago Davos, with its high-quality Alpine microclimate, was an exclusive destination for people suffering from respiratory problems. But for the last 50 years the little ski resort in Switzerland has hosted the annual World Economic Forum. These three days in January are enough to make Davos today a synonym around the world for the most concentrated gathering of power and money. Attracted by the aura that surrounds these international get-togethers, filmmaker Daniel Hoesl and his small team spent a whole year quartered in the resort, observing life there. DAVOS is a portrait of the inhabitants and their home town, which may be indelibly marked by globalization yet emerges as very different from what one might expect.
Austria, 2020, 100 min, Original languages with English subtitles, directed by Daniel Hoesl and Julia Niemann
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