HIGHWAY REST STOP
- Isabelle Ingold
- 83 min
Isabelle Ingold is a freelance editor. She graduated from La Femis in the editing department. Since then, she has worked with directors as different as Amos GITAI, Vincent DIEUTRE, Vivianne PERELMUTER, Toshi FUJIWARA, Barmak AKRAM, Bojena HORACKOVA, Itvan KEBADIAN, Renaud COHEN, Jean-Charles MASSERA… The features and docs she edited were selected in festivals such as: Venise, Cannes, Toronto, Berlinale, Sundance, Locarno, Lussas, Cinéma du Réel, Nyon.
This film traces out the portrait of a motorway rest area located in the countryside in the North of France. It looks like a dream, filled with the whispers thoughts and the lives of those who work here, as well as those who are just passing through. It is also a very concrete place, a perfect spot to observe today’s Europe, the violence carried by the free competition of a single market, the nostalgia carried by uprooted lives, and all the solitude engendered by our modern world.