What would it be like, to enter into the life of a complete stranger? The film evolved from two chance encounters in the streets of London. It was entirely shot on a mobile phone camera. ...
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What would it be like, to enter into the life of a complete stranger? The film evolved from two chance encounters in the streets of London. It was entirely shot on a mobile phone camera. Sandrine is an attractive young woman on a mission to find a husband. Steve is a seasoned beggar, struggling with drug addiction. Precious is a poet who became Steve's girlfriend. Originally begun as a documentary, the film developed its own distinct dynamic where the confines between fact and fiction became blurred. This raises questions about the relationship between filmed and filmmaker. The closer he gets to his subjects, the more the obstruction of his camera seems to distance him from them. Yet ultimately People... reveals a personal and humane space that only came into existence precisely because it had been filmed.Written by
I had the pleasure to experience this new film created by the talented Boris Gerrets. The concept of creating a documentary through the lens of a cellular phone was most refreshing. I most enjoyed the story of 'Sandrine', a Brazilian bombshell, in search of love and a new life. leaving her young son in Brazil, whose little heart ultimately won the battle between relationship and motherhood...Steve and the world of the streets, and the hopelessness of drug addiction. A life so hard, living hour to hour, a struggle to exist, a father, who never had a chance to meet the only family he possessed. Precious. such a talent, such a passion for music, and the arts, destroyed by alcohol. The three separate lives, and their stories, were profound, yet fragile... the movie ended and I wanted more! I hope to see more films like this one, I also would like to see more of the beauty 'Sandrine', with whom I also fell in love with..all the best Mr. Gerrets!
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