Noelia Nicolas
Netherlands, 25 min

"I love you!" A young Romanian woman has to shout her expression of love aloud so it can be heard by her lover through his window on the other side of the wall. He sits inside an Amsterdam jail, while she stands with a girl on the narrow path in front. Through everyday conversations, they stubbornly attempt to maintain a sense of normality in their relationship.

"I love you!" A young Romanian woman has to shout out her expression of love loud enough that it can be heard by her lover through his prison window on the other side of the moat and wall. He sits inside an Amsterdam prison, while she stands on the narrow path in front. Through everyday conversations, they attempt to preserve a sense of normality in their relationship. She sits down and reads the TV schedule aloud to him, or reminds him to take his vitamins. Always there yet excluded from the dialogue, a girl plays with her Barbie doll. Space in Between never attempts to explain the circumstances and instead simply observes the visitor whose man can only be seen as a shadow or through snippets of speech. Their words represent their love bond. We are left with a view of the spaces in between, the obstacles and pitfalls that divide the two lovers – the reeds, the water, the sky and a prison wall.

Jenny Billeter

Duration
25 min
Year
2012
Country
Netherlands
Section
Premiers Pas
Language
Romanian
Subtitle
English, French
Production
Noelia Nicolas
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