EPTAS - Pauze

Jennifer Pettersson Short documentary - 2005 - 12 min.

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Impressions of canteens (or spaces that act as such), behind the scenes of companies and organisations. Stuffy and dimly lit, or modern and fresh. Always filmed from the same angle, with a fixed frame. The camera usually keeps some distance; sometimes we do not hear the conversation of the people sitting closest by, but at a table in the rear. Snippets of conversations merge. The subjects range from work and chili con carne (very good') to holidays. 'Has he cut his hair in layers?' 'I've got three sisters left.' 'You were born in Suriname, weren't you?' 'At home, I still hear that beep of the French fries.' Someone is smoking a cigarette by himself, ignoring the TV set in the background. Two men in suits talk about 'targets'. A group of men in work clothes play a game of cards. Coffee, a cigarette, canteen lunch from a plastic bag or from McDonald's. And then the break is over.


Director(s) Jennifer Pettersson
Producer(s) Marc Bary
Production Company IJswater Films
Claire van der Poel
Director of Photography
Edwin Verstegen
Sound Design
Yuval Reuven
Sound on Set
Production Country