The visit (IFFR 2004)
In an alarmingly undynamic film, a girl visits a
boy and a girl. Afterwards, they all leave. The film was shot in a period of
two weeks, with one week of rest in between. Each scheduled day the complete
script was played several times again. Such a 'take of the whole script' was only partially shot. [Actually no one of the actors was rehearsed:
one learns the text by reading it in action.] This repetition stands in sharp contrast
with the fact that the actors and members of the crew create an
ad hoc context that never became final. For example: "this is a visit".
There is an essential correspondence between the situation on the set
and the spectator's observation of what happens on the screen later, which is
nevertheless also its most distinctive characteristic.