Saturday, May 16, 2009

Lost Persons Area

Showing at Cannes today: Lost Persons Area, directed by Caroline Strubbe

Not too much information available about this one on the web, though the synopsis from the film's own website pops up quite frequently:

Bettina and Marcus, a passionate couple, life in a canteen in the middle of a vast field with endless lines of pylons. Marcus, trying to set up his own business, works as a foreman in the maintenance of these power-lines. Bettina, bored and longing for a better life, runs the canteen for the workingmen. Their 9-years-old daughter Tessa, wanders the industrial area, looking for bits and pieces to occupy her mind, skipping school whenever she can. When Marcus hires a Hungarian engineer, Szabolcs, to become part of his company, their unconventional way of living takes a new turn. A tragic accident although will shatter everyone’s pursuit of happiness. 

Lost Persons Area is a story about people lost in the meanders of life.

On a side note, I love that someone whose first language is probably Flemish taught me that "meanders" can be used as a noun. You learn something new every day.

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