Press 30 OCT 2018

Vacancy, best documentary at Jihlava

Vacancy by Alexandra Kandy Longuet has been awarded the Best World Documentary at Jihlava international Documentary Film Festival.

During the closing ceremony of the 22nd edition of the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Vacancy by Alexandra Kandy Longuet has been awarded the Best World Documentary Film. Vacancy competed in the Opus Bonum section.

Produced by Eklektik Productions, Vacancy explores the last refuge for the forgotten of the American dream, the motel in the USA is home to a whole population of left behind, drifting humans who, from crisis to crisis - economic and personal - have been dispossessed of all. There are those who have lost everything. There are those who have left everything. Those who have forgotten everything. Those who still dream. Drawn in by daily survival, they all trie to rebuild their life in this precarious nest, at the edge of the world.

Coproduced by the Centre Bruxellois de l’Audiovisuel (CBA), Proximus and Shelter Prod. With the support of the Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.

Since its creation in 1997, Jihlava International Film Festival has become the largest documentary film festival in Central and Eastern Europe.