2010. Germany/France. 84 min.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
2010. Germany/France. Directed by Angela Schanelec. With Josse De Pauw, Maren Eggert, Natacha Régnier. Spending time in an airport is like finding yourself in a moment of transition. While you are waiting, you are nowhere, someplace in between. In Orly, four couples inhabit the liminal space of the titular Parisian airport’s departure hall: a man and a woman who just met; a mother and her teenage son on their way to a funeral; a young couple embarking on their first big trip; a woman who reads a letter from the man she has recently left. The camera maintains a distant point of view, but clearly captures their dialogues and their moments of silence, as their thoughts wander to the trip ahead. In German, French; English subtitles. 84 min.