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.



Visueel Verbluffend USA

Vertoond op editie(s) 2019
Screened at edition(s) 2019

Filminfo

Directed by Alexandra Kandy Longuet
België
2018 80 min.
Engels
No subtitles


Programme

Nationale selectie

credits
Director

Alexandra Kandy Longuet

Production company

Eklektik Productions

Cinematography

Caroline Guimbal

Editing

Agathe Hervieu

Music

Thomas Vaquié

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