- Resolution: HD
- Year: 2016
It is a
documentary essay about the human condition in the 21st century western society
told through personal stories of 21 people met in the New York City subway.
Commuters, old and young, have different skin colours, come from different
places with different reasons to be there. The film follows them to the surface
and observes moments in their lives, from funny and absurd to sad and dramatic.
People seek love but are unable to handle it. Interpersonal bonds disintegrate
into social media networking pulp. Sex is the new meaning of intimacy. The
collage of portraits is a contemplation on our longings, passions, fears as
well as eccentric, extravagant or plain funny life philosophies we make up in
order to get by. Oneiric images of New York, intimate narration and atmospheric
music aim at putting the audience in a trance allowing them to get closer to
complete strangers and ponder upon their fate. Ultimately, the film is a mirror
we can look into if we are brave enough.