A film by Louise Carrin
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.
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.
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
Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2016 / Montreal Underground Film Festival 2016 / Côté Court, Pantin (F) 2016 / Tabor Film Festival (Croatia) 2016 / Message to Man International Film Festival, St Petersburg, 2016 / Riga International Short Film Festival (Latvia) 2016 / Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal 2016 / Indie Cork Film Festival (Irland) 2016 / Festival International Tous Ecrans, Geneva, 2016 / St Louis International Film Festival (USA), 2016 / Vilnius International Short Film Festival, 2017 / Les 52es Journées de Soleure, 2017 / Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival (Greece), 2017 / Short Waves Film Festival, 2017 / Busan International Film Festival (Corea) 2017 / DOKKA Festival (Germany), 2017
Flaherty NYC Fall, November 2016
Oberhausen on Tour, spring 2017
Mubi, May 2016
NY Tid (Norway), summer 2016