5 Star Existence is the director Sonja Lindén’s personal and sensitive quest to the core of the modern information society where technology and human being get more and more entwined. It explores our society being on the verge of turning ubiquitous – a wireless society where the laws of time, space and distance are revolutionizing the concept of liaison. It is a film about the consequences - possibilities and challenges - that the technological explosion has on our relating and culture as well as on our psychological, emotional and physical wellbeing.
During her quest, Lindén observes the nature of freedom and presence in our rapidly changing lives. Do the consequences of the technological revolution increase our freedom or do they limit us? Is it possible to find a balance between one’s own natural rhythm and the society that spins at an ever increasing speed, demanding a lot from us? Are we chasing the echoes of our lost inner wholeness in our everyday lives, which are becoming busier, more fragmented and more rational than ever before?
Director: Sonja Lindén
Producer: Avanton Productions
The film will compete at IDFA, Europe's leading documentary film festival. The festival features over 200 films and has 90,000 visitors. IDFA is held in Amsterdam and is an important meeting place. In addition to the festival it also includes Europe's largest co-financing forum for documentary film.