A documentary about people at a rest stop and a camping site. Involuntary stops, personal rituals between communal showers and plastic-wrapped sandwiches.
REST is an unvarnished documentary about the people at a rest stop and a camping site on the Danube motorway near Vienna. Whether campers on holiday or truck drivers forced to take breaks on Sundays, the conversation starts when motors go silent. REST visits the folks on the road and their a life of freedom and constant movement as well as loneliness and stasis.
Director Iris Blauensteiner (SWEAT; THE_OTHER_IMAGES) dedicates her film to the drivers and holidaymakers during their voluntary and involuntary breaks - while taking communal showers or eating plastic-wrapped sandwiches from the petrol station kiosk.