“One of the gems of the Netherlands Film Festival”
‘Snelwegkerk’ was honoured with the Golden Calf for best short documentary at the recent Netherlands Film Festival (NFF). With love and compassion, the film shows the confrontation between the tedium of daily life and our secret fears and passions. In the presence of director Elsbeth Fraanje, Movie W is holding a special screening of this jewel of the Dutch Film Festival. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the director.
The German motorway is lined with surprising sanctuaries: motorway chapels, bizarrely located in car parks between petrol stations and fast-food restaurants. In the ‘book of wishes’ kept in the chapels, visitors write often unexpected revelations and intimate confessions, as if they are writing in a private diary. Some stories are comic, others moving or mysterious.
This handsome mosaic film with its ingenious editing creates a surprising collage of the stories of diverse visitors. The film’s strongly visual style adds to the perfection, lending power to the impact of the underlying story.