In a film set entirely within the confines of a lift, we follow two people who fall in love, without the other ever knowing.
We gain insight into their thoughts by way of subtitles. They plot and scheme ways to break the ice, without ever opening their mouths. And that quickly becomes the central conflict. Their overthinking holds them from acting on their desires.
The film is an intimate and often awkward look into the heads of two people paralysed by their own thoughts. And by the end, we wish nothing more than they’d “Step out of their head.”
Tell the jury about the creation of the original music track.
In a film without dialogue, the music leads the storytelling, and becomes the dialogue.
Before the film was finished, the composer started creating the music, with a main theme, and several side themes. This gave him flexibility so he could later adapt the music to the final length of the film. They wanted romantic strings as a change in the end of the film. From that, the composer got the idea of plucked strings in the beginning, as a strong contrast to that. The elevator music was also composed and mixed. All strings were eventually recorded live and put into the final version.