Vacancy

Belgium | 2018 | documentary | 81 min. Film festivals award winners

The motels known from American TV series and films do not have a good reputation. They give shelter to murderers, lost travellers or embarrassed lovers who meet there in secret. Who are their true residents? The documentary shows four of such figures – a middle-aged woman, an obese man with tattoos, a former prisoner and a music lover. What made them make a neglected building on the city outskirts their home? An interesting, albeit dismal, portrait of people who tend to dream the American dream less and less often. Best World Documentary Film 2018 – Jihlava IDFF 2018.

directed by

Alexandra Kandy Longuet

cinematography
Caroline Guimbal
script
Alexandra Kandy Longuet
music
Thomas Vaquié
sound
Jean-François Levillain
editing
Agathe Hervieu
production
Marie Besson, Samuel Tilman (Eklektik Productions)