VacancyAlexandra Kandy Longuet
Cheap motels along a busy road. The guaranteed anonymity and low cost turns these motels into a special world of their own. In the States they are a kind of transit area for outsiders. A place where the victims of the American Dream end up, a haven for wandering souls. Some still dare to dream, others live day by day.
The neon sign of a motel is not just a beacon in the dark night. It is a beacon for a lot of people in turbulent, economic times. A final anchor for those who have left everything behind. Or have lost everything. Unable to pay rent or even an advance, they have to resort to motels where they can pay day by day. Initially they plan to stay only for a little while, but this temporary existence often becomes their new way of life. The refuge can become a trap. They are on the edge of society and each of the residents runs the risk of losing their identity.
Directed by Alexandra Kandy Longuet
2018 80 min.
Alexandra Kandy Longuet