Coming to virtual cinemas today, Wednesday, February 24:
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Thessaloniki Doc, Visions du Reel, Guadalajara, Doc Fortnight, DOXA, Big Sky Doc
Profiles of the workers in a São Paulo supermarket.
Gliding through the aisles of Supermercado Veran, filmmaker Tali Yankelevich’s camera shows off a perfectly organized, well-stocked grocery store, her careful compositions making an almost hyper-real artscape out of the mundane space. But real people work here, and while shoppers might give them – or their counterparts in markets around the world – little thought, Yankelevich turns her attention to them in a series of playful and sometimes surprising observations and interviews. Amidst commentary about their jobs or relationships with co-workers, they’re more apt to discuss their extra-curricular interests and activities, from playing video games and cosplay to Orwell and quantum physics. The result is an unexpectedly charming glimpse at the interior lives of workers and how they view their time at work.