Palace for the People tells the stories of five of the most emblematic buildings of socialist times: The National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Moscow State University, Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest, Palace of Serbia in Belgrade, and the Palace of the Republic in Berlin. Each one claims to be the tallest, the largest, has the biggest clock on earth, or the most advanced technology of its time. They were the most grandiose enterprises at a time when collective good was state policy. The film is a snapshot of the palaces today, as seen through the eyes of people related to them – their architects, former and current directors, and the ordinary people who worked in them.
German, Russian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Serbian, English
Bulgaria, Germany, Romania