Tlatelolco

 
The square in the center of the Tlatelolco-Nonoalco quarter in Mexico City is a veritable epicenter in the pages of Mexican history. Rather than focusing on the monuments and representational architecture of the Plaza, TLATELOLCO concentrates on the neighboring residential high-rises. Built in the 1960s under the supervision of the modernist Mario Pani, Unidad Habitacional Nonoalco-Tlatelolco, is the largest apartment complex in Mexico City. The fading of an urban architectural utopia is captured by Schreiber and cine-matographer Johannes Hammel in hundreds of material details including the peeling, weathering, and improvisations necessitated by the building’s decline. (Joachim Schätz)

Director's Biography
Lotte Schreiber, born 1971 in Mürzzuschlag, Austria. Studied Architecture at TU Graz, University of Edinburgh and in Naples. Schreiber is an artist working in the the fields of film, video and installation. Her work has been shown at various exhibitions and film festivals around the world. Since 2001 she is also an assistant teacher at the Institute of Space und Design at the University of Art and Design, Linz. // Films (Selected): QUADRO(2002,short), IE (Site O1 Isole Eolie) (2004, short), DOMINO (2005, short), BORGATE (2008,short), TLATELOLCO (2011)
Architektur und Gesellschaft | Architecture and Society 2012
Lotte Schreiber
Austria / Mexico 2011
color
75 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Lotte Schreiber
Cinematography Johannes Hammel/Rafael Ortega
Editing Lotte Schreiber
Sound/Sounddesign Fridolin Schönwiese
Music Steven Hess, Stefan Németh