49th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

Germany, May 1 - May 6 2003

The jury

Bernard Bastide (France), Sasa Radojevic (Serbia), Sibylle Dahrendorf (Germany)

Awarded films

The jury’s statement:

“In his documentary the filmmaker is observing day per day, how life is  going on inside a lift. He becomes the privileged witness of the small theatre of ordinary life: unemployment, loneliness, neighbourhood, what’s going right or wrong in their lives. Involved in this process, the spectator himself becomes more and more familiar with the characters, each of them an essence of humanity, abandoning them with regrets.”

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