What time is it

single channel version and 2 screen installation

Hugo, a sixty-year-old businessman is seated on his bed in a giant hotel suite. Lucy, his younger assistant is seated in the armchair opposite him. The relationship between them is business and personal at the same time. Business because they are well attuned to each other. Personal because Lucy knows him since childhood. They have a last drink. On the surface everything seems normal, until a little incident changes the relationships profoundly. A passing moment creates a decisive turn. A limit is exceeded for the first time – the border between game and reality. Hidden frictions manifest themselves, misunderstandings put the seemingly playful situation in a totally different light. Hugo and Lucy have a different experience of the same event, to be compared with a memory of a common evening in the past, which people remember slightly different from each other. In What time is it, there are two perspectives, two different stories – just like in real life.



Lengte (min.)

16 min.


writer/director Sonja Wyss
line producer Noortje Wilschut
director of photography Jasper Wolf nsc
gaffer Frank van Hekken
sound Taco Drijfhout
editor Katarina Türler
sound design/mix Huibert Boon
production company Family Affair Films
starring Josse de Pauw, Kristien de Prooi
language Dutch with English subtitles
country of production the Netherlands

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