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THE LAUNDRY ROOM


a feature-lenght documentary by Floriane Devigne and Fred Florey
, 72', 2013, DCP, color

The key to the communal laundry room in the block of flats on the Rue de Genève 85 in Lausanne serves a much greater function than merely unlocking the door. This encounter between a symbol of typical Swiss mentality with a penchant for order and the tenants who have been housed here by the city’s social services department is not something to be taken for granted. Although the laundry room is normally located in the cellar, the tenants in this building share a tiny laundry room in a hall because the cellar is reserved for prostitution. To maintain order and cleanliness, the landlord hires Claudina, a new “laundry woman.”

Production: Alina film (Suisse), L'oeil sauvage (France)
Coproduction with Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS), Unité de films documentaires.

Cinematography: Fred Florey and Floriane Devigne
Sound: Jürg Lempen
Production assistant: Eduardo Saraiva Pereira
Editing: Monique Dartonne
Sound editing and mix: Etienne Curchod
Music: Alex Müller Ramirez
Image Postproduction : Chan-Won Park
Producers: Eugenia Mumenthaler, David Epiney, Frédéric Féraud, Bernard Bloch
Coproducers: Irène Challand, Gaspard Lamunière

With the support of Office Fédéral de la Culture, de la Ville de Genève, Fonds Regio films, Suissimage,
Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC), TV Tours, Procirep Angoa, BeTV, Bourse Lumière.


PRIZES
Grand Prize SRG SSR
at Festival Visions du réel, Nyon
Prix de la Diversité,
Festival Traces de Vies.
Best film Award at International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival “Inconvenient Films” in Vilnius


FESTIVALS
World premiere in International competition at Visions du Réel Festival, Switzerland
Festival del film de Locarno 2013 - Appellations Suisse
Saratov Sufferings International documentary drama film festival, Russia. Competition
XXIII International Film Festival Message To Man, St Petersburg, Russie
Busan International Film Festival en Corée, section Wide Angle
RIDM - Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal
Flahertania International documentary film festival à Perm (Russie) (films du Jury).
Ânûû-rû Âboro, Festival international du Cinéma des peuples, Nouvelle Calédonie,
Doc Buenos Aires (Argentine)
Festival Traces de vies, Clermont-Ferrand
Festival "This human world", Vienne
Journées de Soleure, Suisse
Doc Point, International Documentary Festival of Helsinki  
One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Prague
On tour through Russia (Novgorod, Dubna et Vladivostok, Dokumentarfilmkino Moskau, Novossibirsk et Ijevsk) organised by the Swiss Ambassy in Russia, in partnership with Visions du Réel
MIllenium International Documentary Film Festival, in Bruxellles
Krakow international film festival. Section "Award Winners"
Documentary Festival  "Cinéma sous les étoiles" , open-air screenings in Montréal's public parks
États généraux du documentaire de Lussas (Journée Scam-Brouillon d'un rêve)
Siberia.DOC Siberia
"Crocevia di Sguardi", International and European Forum on Migration Research, à Turin.
16th International Documentary Encounter of Bogotá (MIDBO)
Human rights documentary film festival “Inconvenient Films” in Vilnius, Lithuania
33ème Festival International Jean Rouch, Paris
Panorama du documentaire Européen, Le Caire


Swiss theatrical release in April 2013

Alina film Sàrl - Case postale 1073 - 1211 Genève 1 - Email: info(at)alinafilm(.)com - Skype: Alina film
 
 
 












PROFILE
NEWS
FEATURE FILMS
Around Luisa
fiction film by Olga Baillif
The Idea of a Lake
fiction film by Milagros Mumenthaler
Back to stay (Abrir puertas y ventanas) fiction film by Milagros Mumenthaler
DOCUMENTARiES

The Substance
documentary film by Lluis Galter

A German Youth
feature-lenght documentary by Jean-Gabriel Périot
Cabbale Cannibal
a feature-length documentary by Daniel V. Villamediana
The Laundry room
feature-lenght documentary by Floriane
Devigne et Fred Florey
SHORT FILMS
Prose of the Trans-siberian
animated short film by David Epiney
From here to immortality
animated short film by Luise Hüsler
Minuet
short fiction film by Milagros
Mumenthaler
Detours
short documentary by Olga Baillif
Springtime in Sant Ponç
animated documentary by Eugenia Mumenthaler and David Epiney
Amancay
short fiction film by Mllagros Mumenthaler
Galleries
animated short film by David Epiney
The patio
short fiction film by Mllagros Mumenthaler
Cape Cod
short fiction film by Mllagros Mumenthaler
IN PROGRESS
Azor
fiction film by Andreas Fontana
Extra Muros
documentary film by Fred Florey
L'oiseau blanc
animation short by Mathieu Epiney
The Medium
fiction film by Manu Laskar

Nuit Obscure
documentary film by Sylvain George


GRAND PRIZE SRG SSR


TRAILER

POSTER

$
PRESS

Emission "Vertigo", sur La 1ère
(Radio Suisse Romande)


Interview of Floriane Devigne by
Florence Grivel in "Les Matinales",
on swiss radio Espace 2


Le Temps

24Heures

Le Courrier
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