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by Alexandra Kandy Longuet


The camera observes an American motel along the main highway – just the way many of us imagine the United States. We follow four people inside the room at night, where they have been living in a kind of private purgatory for several years. Their sins are drugs, crime, and bad decisions. The slow flow of scenes and the occasionally blurred image create an atmosphere of being out of time and out of place – which probably just where these four people, incapable of breaking free from the vicious circle of apathy, feel themselves to be. The four documentary portraits combine to form a picture of the depressing life of people nurturing a tiny flame of hope. 

international title: Vacancy
original title: Vacancy
country: Belgium
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Alexandra Kandy Longuet
film run: 80'
screenplay: Alexandra Kandy Longuet
cinematography by: Caroline Guimbal
film editing: Agathe Hervieu, Jean-François Levillain
music: Thomas Vaquié
producer: Marie Besson, Samuel Tilman
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