Archive of films Meantime in Grez / Meantime in Grez

2002, 12 min

Section: Documentary Films in Competition
Year: 2002

A twelve-minute minidrama about the impact the September 11th attack on the USA had on the sleepy little French town of Grez-sur-Loing; a statement concerning the clashing realities of the European countryside and a catastrophe which happened thousands of miles away.


In the sleepy little French town of Grez-sur-Loing the bakery is first to open its doors in the morning and the local bar is last to close up at night. From a window, the camera pans over life on the street: a kid juggling in a window of the house opposite, an old man shopping, the ever-present regulars at a local restaurant disturbed only by the movements of a cat. But this dreamy idyll is disturbed by a short SMS communicating news of last September’s World Trade Center disaster. With suitable restraint, the film records the clash between daily life in the French countryside and a catastrophe which happened thousands of miles away; it also bears witness to the effect of fear on the mind of the individual.

About the director

Ylva Floreman (b. 1954, Malmö, Sweden) works as a journalist, director, writer and teacher. Filmography: Ovanlandet (1985), Armors bilar (1988), Själens Hus(1995), Ppsti marti (1996), Vem Bryr Sig! (2000), Meantime in Grez (2002).

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm

Section: Documentary Films in Competition
Director: Ylva Floreman
Screenplay: Ylva Floremanová
Dir. of Photography: Ylva Floremanová
Editor: Stefan Berg
Producer: Peter Holthausen
Production: Filmhaus Lagnö AB ve spolupráci s / in co-production with: Sveriges Television, Film i Skane

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