Black Butterflies

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Documentary ∙ 2014
55 min ∙ 16/9
French
Visions du Réel 2013
LUSSASDOC 2014
A film by Louise Carrin

Michou is a solitary man with no ties. During the night, he acts as a taxi driver for three regulars, three extremely vibrant ladies with whom he unwittingly gets involved. This leads to strange relationships combining interdependence and power...

«Based on real characters with forceful personalities, I decided to use long, tight, frontal frames and attempted to make reality emerge from the constrained elements of time and space.The single and static setting of the inside of a car creates a closed space and a stage for the three stories that interweave around Michou. The car becomes the protagonist’s mind. As if he were trapped by three women, Michou veers violently from his desire for freedom and independence to his need to overcome his solitude.»
Louise Carrin, director

Born in 1986 in Cahors (France), Louise Carrin obtained a diploma in photography at the Fine Arts school in Lyon followed by a Masters in Cinema Studies at the University of Art and Design in Lausanne. In 2010, Tape Amanda! Tape was shot as her diploma assignment and selected at the Winterthur Festival. "Black Butterflies" was selected at Visions du Réel 2013 and released in Swiss theaters in june 2013.
As of spring 2013, she shoots "Venusia" during five months in Geneva, which won the 2016 Grand Prize of the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival.

Venusia · documentary · 35' · 2016
Black Butterflies · documentary · 55' · 2013
Tape Amanda! Tape · documentary · 18' · 2010
Juliette · documentary · 13' · 2009


With

Michou
Pascaline
Brigitte
Jaqueline

Screenplay and directing

Louise Carrin

Photography and sound

Louise Carrin

Editing

Christine Hoffet

Sound editing and mixing

Adrien Kessler

Color grading

Florian Berutti

Production

Thera Production, Julien Rouyet

Coproduction

In Utero, Genève

With the support of

Cinéforom with the Loterie Romande
Ernst Göhner Stiftung
Ville de Genève

Festivals

Visions du Réel, Nyon 2013 / Etats généraux du film documentaire, Lussas 2014

Screenings

Suisse Romande June 12th 2013

TV

RTS - Swiss Radio Television

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