We live in an age obsessed with money, wherein identity and consumer products are seen as interchangeable. What is the root of this compulsion? And what can history teach us about decadent societies which fetishized wealth and luxury above everything else? These questions form the basis of QUEEN OF VERSAILLES director Lauren Greenfield’s disturbing, incisive and entertaining exploration of how consumer capitalism shapes our collective ideals and values. GENERATION WEALTH holds a mirror up to the zeitgeist and what it finds staring back is not pretty.
Lauren Greenfield (USA, 1966) Filmography: THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES (2012), THIN (2006)