As much as we love to talk about rumors swirling around upcoming summer blockbusters or moan about potential prequels to our favorite science fiction movies, sometimes we've just got to make time for cinema that's not big and flashy, but rather emotionally resonant and deeply moving.
Do you have 24 minutes to spare? Okay, go ahead and close those other browser tabs and give this short documentary, titled 'Lift', a watch. You won't regret it.
Shot almost entirely from a single angle in the corner of an elevator in a London apartment building, the film chronicles what seems to be several weeks in the lives of the people who regularly come and go. As they get used to the filmmaker's continuous presence, the subjects begin to open up on camera, engage in conversation and talk about their lives. The result is sad, funny and often achingly beautiful.
Watch it after the jump.