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Director: Elsbeth Fraanje
Unexpected revelations and intimate confessions in an unlikely location along the German highway: a chapel in a service area. In this heartwarming mosaic documentary the personal stories of various chapel visitors are interwoven in a surprising way.

The German highway system harbors surprising sanctuaries: highways chapels, wedged between gas stations and fastfood restaurants. Visitors pen down all sorts of things in ‘wish books’. Some offer a thank you for a hard-won football game or fantastic sex. Others pour out their hearts and write about their deepest fears and desires as if it were their own diary. This heartwarming mosaic documentary draws you into unexpectedly intimate stories about loss, lust and love. In a tender way, it shows the confrontation between the daily grind and our secret fears and passions.


Sound editing
Sound Design
Title: Snelwegkerk
Year: 2017
Duration : 53 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2017

Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Korte Documentaire (2017)
Elsbeth Fraanje

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