A Parked Life

(BE)

Feature film - Documentary

Finished - Minor

2020 - Documentaire -

Director : Peter Triest

Screenplay : Peter Triest

Casting : Petar Doychev, Shezhina, Jordan

Producer : Eklektik Productions (BE), Savage Films (BE)

Partners : Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

Synopsis

A Parked Life paints the intimate portrait of Petar who has been working for nine years in a job he hates: trucker. It is one of the hundreds of thousands of truck drivers from Eastern Europe who travel Europe 46 weeks a year, from north to south and from east to west. They live months in a row in their cabins or on the rest areas of highways. The journeys are monotonous, the moments of interminable waiting. While he is treated everywhere in an unfriendly manner, his couple is struggling and his child remains a stranger to him. Why does he carry out this profession? Where is he in relation to what he dreamed of having as his life? How does he see his future? relations with his family? Is the highway leading him to a better life? Or is it a dead end?

Technical information

Cinematographer : Renaat Lambeets, Mauro Herce, Plamen Bontchev, Peter Triest, Petar Doychev

Sound : Thibaut Darscotte, Manu Botteriaux

Music : Bert Dockx en collaboration avec Thomas Jillings et Milan Warmoeskerken

Unit manager : Bart Van Langendonck