Documentary ∙ 2016
35 min ∙ 16/9
35 min ∙ 16/9
A film by Louise Carrin
Grand Prize Oberhausen 2016
1st Prize Montreal UFF 2016
Medium-length film Prize Riga 2Annas 2016
Lisa, the brothel madam of the luxurious « Le Vénusia » in Geneva and Lena, an artless prostitute as unpredictable as lazy are filmed in the intimacy of a smoking room where their relationship will combine tenderness and cruelty.
«(...)for its pacing, timing and editing and for its engaging and funny characters, the jury gives the MUFF 2016 grand award to Venusia by Louise Carrin.»
Montreal Underground Film Festival Jury
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
«Behind closed doors, Venusia’s unique and still smoking room is the theater of Madam Lisa and Lena’s relationship torn between friendship and a power struggle, and it is also the metaphore of their mutual dependency.»
Louise Carrin, director
EditingChristine Hoffet, Antonio Trullén, Gabriel Gonzales, Louise Carrin
PRIZES· Jury Grand Prize, Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2016
· 1st Prize, Montreal Underground Film Festival 2016
· Medium-length film Prize, Riga 2Annas 2016
Oberhausen on Tour, spring 2017
NY Tid (Norway), summer 2016