Director: Sebastian Winkels, color, 89 min., 2018 | In conjunction with Festival Film Dokumenter Yogyakarta 2018
The director of the film, Sebastian Winkels, will be present.
is an observational documentary shot at bank consultation tables all over the world. Weaving stories from eight countries into one global money conversation, it virtually transforms the cinema into a bank.
Who are we when we talk about money?
Intimate conversations in an impersonal place: from Bolivia to Pakistan, Benin to Switzerland, men and women sit down across from their neighborhood bankers to discuss the intimacies of their financial lives. Far from the glamour of distant Wall Street, this is the reality of personal banking, where one’s life problems are a matter of business.
In fifteen spontaneously recorded encounters, the bank table turns into a stage for confessions and masquerades, where consultants and clients try their best to look solid and trustworthy. Filming entirely from the bank’s side of the table, Sebastian Winkels offers the audience a place in a bizarre power play, exploring a complicated relation called ’money’.
A multi-voiced comment on capitalism that reveals how the invisible power of money works on all of us, no matter who and where we are.