Wednesday April 22, 2009 -- 2pm
Reservations at LIFF 2009
dir. by Nicholas Pilton
Wed, Apr 22, 2pm at the Roxy
-- Free of charge
Reservations follows five hotel guests over a long weekend on the
South Coast of England all with one thing in common, they are alone.
Eva is living in the hotel following a tragic loss. Mark, an
obsessive embalmer bumbles his way into her affections and its his
ability to help her move on that wins him the ultimate prize. Bev, a
downtrodden housewife books into the hotel for the honeymoon she
never had, her increasingly confused mind leaves her roaming the
corridors where she meets Digby a man who has made a reservation for
a transformation which challenges him to the core. Helen, a spiky
opticians assistant arrives at the hotel in preparation for the
perfect date, her cyber addiction has led her to the coast in an
attempt to meet a mate who will fulfill her every desire but how
real is the relationship and is he all that she expected? This
sometimes dark but heartfelt drama set within the sumptuous backdrop
of past grandeur really treats the viewer with an insight into the
lives, hearts and minds of these seemingly pedestrian characters as
their lives shift in surprising ways.
Reservations began production as a blank canvass, an experimental
drama exploring character and situation. It sees these first time
actors challenging parts of their own personalities and was devised
using a process of improvisation. A must see.
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