Orly

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Orly

Angela Schanelec
D/F, 2010
84min, OmeU

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Orly

Angela Schanelec
D/F, 2010
, 84min, OmeU

Sun
03
Nov 19
11:00
Metro, Historischer Saal
Cast: 
Natacha Régnier
Juliette
Bruno Todeschini
Vincent
Mireille Perrier
Helen
Emile Berling
Ben
Jirka Zett
Jirzy
Lina Falkner
Sara
Maren Eggert
Sabine
Josse De Pauw
Theo
Screenplay: 
Angela Schanelec
Sound: 
Andreas Mücke-Niesytka
Johanna Herr
Camera: 
Reinhold Vorschneider
Editor: 
Mathilde Bonnefoy
Composer: 
Cat Power

Production: 
Ringel Filmproduktion
Nachmittagfilm
La Vie Est Belle
ZDF/3sat
Format: 
35 mm
Color

“Airport” was once a successful novel (by Arthur Hailey) and later a star-studded movie, depicting a major hub as a site of intertwining fates and stories. ORLY is something like an auteurist version of this classical topos: the boarding zone of the airport on the southern periphery of Paris becomes a site for encounters and conversations, seemingly picked up almost at random and necessarily in fragments.
A married woman flying to Montreal loses her coat and becomes interested in a man departing for San Francisco; a son and his mother on their way to a funeral drift into a confessional conversation; a young blond-haired man mostly just sits quietly, until he also becomes part of the fabric of the story.
Schanelec shot on location, with the dialogue mostly in French. To a certain degree, ORLY is an extension of PLÄTZE IN STÄDTEN, while focusing on a setting that French anthropologist Marc Augé famously termed as a quintessential non-place. In an airport like Orly, nothing is specific, yet almost everything is generic and functional – save for the people crowding such sites. ORLY testifies to this tension, which is essential for modernity. (Bert Rebhandl)

In presence of Angela Schanelec.