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Graceland (Christian Hödl | 11 min.)
In her small flat in Munich Angelica lives an Elvis Presley-centered life, far away from the world which she perceives as loud and bad sometimes. She spends from 600 to 700 Euros a month for Elvis fan stuff, but she only needs 20 Euros a week for food. Angelica lives in a very special way and at the same time she is very self-reflected. The film is the portrait of a middle-aged woman, who wants to live as she wants to: with Elvis Presley.
Christian Hödl was born in 1994 in Munich. Through internships at the "Münchner Merkur"(a German newspaper) and the ZDF (a German television broadcaster) he became interested in documentary work. He also collected visual experience in a two year lasting project about voyeurism in photography. After his A levels in 2012 he applied to the University of Television and Film Munich. Now he is studying documentary film and television journalism there. Graceland is the first movie directed by Christian Hödl.