It’s the queue of personal survival. If the food ends, then disorder begins. And if one man falls, we all fall down.
Fiction often describes a human condition better than documentary. This short film, which established Yorgos Zois into one of the most promising directors in Greece and which has traveled in festivals all over the world, including the prestigious Venice film festival describes a period in Greek history where everybody realised that survival will be a daily urgent concern for many Greek people. Above its topicality it’s an excellent example of realist cinema, a pure cinematic experience that condenses credit smash in the most interesting visual way.
From the film’s website:
All kinds of people are waiting in seven different queues. The first person of each queue becomes the last of the next one, thus creating an enormous human line. But at the end of the line, it all begins backwards again.
People standing in line; all in order. Everyone is starving for something: products, entertainment, religion, art, money. But in the last queue they are all starving for… food. It’s the queue of personal survival. If the food ends, then disorder begins. And if one man falls, we all fall down.
Yorgos Zois is in post-production for his first feature film “Stage Fright”
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