Airport

Airport

The film has been a hit with international film festivals and has won many awards. Among them the Swiss Film Prize for animation and the Silver Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival. The film explores the borders between the right to freedom of movement and the restrictions security requirements put on society. In a modern day airport, the flow of passengers is broken by sudden irregularities. Security forces try to get to the cause of the disruption, the atmosphere turns menacing at the slightest anomaly - a stranger becomes a suspect, and there is no room for outsiders. Airports have become the paradigm of a modern mobile life. They look alike all over the world: check-in, fast food, duty free area, security scan, boarding zone. Human interactions are standardized and anonymized. Terminals are the most surveilled public areas nowadays. Airport juxtaposes realistic scenes based on personal experiences with abstract situations. In the course of the film, the atmosphere intensifies and becomes increasingly distressing. The paranoid quest to get away becomes more urgent. Escape routes disappear, are deflected and cut down altogether.

Airport

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