One day, Alexandra has come to help her mother who runs a newsstand in a chic Paris neighbourhood. The filmmaker, while fulfilling her old childhood dream of playing at keeping shop, discovers the business of selling newspapers and gets to know the customers. While looking after the till of the newsstand, as members of her family have done for a hundred years, Alexandra films the world go by with her telephone. But the printed press is in crisis and this game turns out to be a little more complicated than she expected…\
About the director:
Alexandra Pianelli is a graduate of the School of Decorative Arts of Strasbourg. As an artist she is interested in working on the notions of work and play, she loves to work with her hands and sees herself as a versatile and resilient individual. For several years now she has been making films about her day jobs. These documentaries, in which we see her at work, allow her to be creative as an artist while making a living.