Before the Guests Arrive
Jon Bang Carlsen
Jon Bang Carlsen Retrospective
Two aging ladies are preparing for the new season in the hotel that they manage in the Danish island of Fanø. They share memories of old times, clean and inspect the rooms and play a few tricks on one another.
The film was made using the director's special method of inventing reality. After visiting and interviewing the hotel and the two old ladies who managed it he returned with a screenplay in which they performed their real-life duties of preparing the hotel for the arrival of the guests. The purpose was to add control and precision to the making of the documentary.
13 March, 20:30, Studioul Horia Bernea