How to be Still
de Wasserette van Floor
Dec. 2019 I May 2023
How to be Still I de Wasserette van Floor
28 mins | Digital Video | Color | Stereo | 25fps
2022 Nederlands Filmfonds - Cypher Cinema
2021 funding from Amarte Fonds.
2020 Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB).
Director: Lienke Roos
Camera: Sam Broekman
Sound Design: Victor Bontje
Editing: Lienke Roos & Loes Janssen
Colour Grading: Jelle Helwig
Coaching: Loes Janssen & Nathalie Crum
How to be Still is a poetic and meditative short documentary that offers a unique glimpse into the everyday life of Floor in the laundromat. Through observational scenes, the film captures the convergence of people, machines, and space continuously questioning the inside and outside of reality.
The film invites audiences to reflect on the human condition and our innate desire for serenity in a world filled with noise and chaos. The film captures the subtleties and nuances of everyday moments, revealing the hidden beauty and poetry within. But what is it we see? Is there a divine presence, gracefully orchestrating the chaos around? Or is Floor a mere dupe, caught in the relentless cycles of everyday life? The film prompts viewers to contemplate these contrasting interpretations, challenging them to question their own perceptions of the mundane.