Wednesday 28.10. 16.00 – 22.00
Thursday 29.10. 16.00 – 22.00
Friday 30.10. 16.00 – 22.00
Saturday 31.10. 12.00 – 18.00
Restaurant Sampo | Kauppakatu 13
Eight families from Syracuse, New York, all from different ethnic backgrounds, let us join the intimate moments of their dinner time through an immersive video experience.
Told with a light touch and sense of humor, this short documentary is comprised of snapshots of household dinners from across an array of cultural backgrounds, family arrangements and economic circumstances. Meals are prepared, tables are set, children are fed and entertained, and exhausted adults chat in snippets. Prayers are said and conversations turn to topics such as daily routines, money and missing parents, and wishes and plans for future celebrations.
The unique capacity of 360-degree VR filming allows us to take a “place at the table” where so much of the inner workings of family life are revealed.
The film also draws attention to the unseen work of the care that’s involved in the sustenance of a family, as well as to the significance of those familiar exchanges we all have around food that we might otherwise take for granted.
Concept, Cinematography & Editing: Ana Vijdea
Editing & Sound Mixing: Cosmin Nicoară
DINNERS has previously been presented at IDFA – International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2019 and DocEdge New Zealand 2020.
Safe festival experience
DINNERS will be experienced alone or with a friend in a restaurant table.
Please follow our general instructions for a Corona safe festival experience!