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Carmen Jacquier, director to follow.

The Swiss director, whose first feature film is scheduled to be released, won the 2023 Women in Action Award, a program initiated by Kering that supports the work of women in cinema.

As a teenager, Carmen Jacquier wrote entire pages of poetry, envisioned her “first novel” and wrote screenplays, adapting movies she saw with her parents. At home, cinema has its place, between Sunday night movies, Swiss comedies and art and essays. Among his pleasant memories. The bear, Magic Flute (by Ingmar Bergman), my father this hero And Piano lesson. Jane Campion’s Palme d’Or is a special mark on her. is definitely the identification with the little girl, but also the portrait of a mute and obstructive woman who eventually finds herself in art and love. The Swiss then discovered his own path/voice: directing.

I write with what he made me with, love and anger.

Carmen Jacquier

He is interested in the shackles that imprison women from his first short film, eat meAt the end of his graphic design studies, with three friends in 2004. I write with what he made me with, love and anger. I seek to understand and make intelligible the way in which male and female identities are formed in a commanding society. Focusing on the relationship between young girls and their bodies, this story is the first stone of an already coherent body of work, influenced by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Andrea Arnold, Agnes Varda, Greg Araki or Harmony Corrine.

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2011 THE: Grave of girls, her graduation short film from the Lausanne Film University, which won the Silver Leopard at the Locarno Festival, tells the story of the construction of femininity through the eyes of men. A foundation on which he builds his other short films and Lightning, its first feature. He paints a portrait of a young woman in her early 20se century, as he prepares to take his vows, he learns of his sister’s mysterious death and returns to the family farm. His awakening to sexuality will shake his faith. “It’s not about my great-grandmother’s story, although her notebooks inspired me. In simple but passionate words, she told about her family, school, work in the field, death, her close relationship with God… I wanted to give a voice to the rural women of that time, who, outside of work, also. beings of faith and desire.” The words of his ancestor were heard in him, but also in the director Ninja Tyberg. The 2022 winner of Women in Motion’s Emerging Talent Award (Kering’s program to promote women in the arts) has just chosen her 38-year-old partner to succeed her. “This distinction shows how important the support chain is in our professions and gives me the opportunity to highlight my film, which is still unreleased in France,” explains Carmen Jacquier. I have a 4-year-old child, and Kering’s €50,000 donation also helps me breathe and spend time creating, worrying less about tomorrow.” Her next film, made with her partner Ian Gassmann, about the wanderings of a mother who voluntarily leaves motherhood without a child, is already in post-production.

Source: Le Figaro

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