CHEZ JOLIE COIFFURE Documentary Films

CHEZ JOLIE COIFFURE

Talent attending: Rosine Mbakam (Director)

Inside a bustling Brussels shopping center, hair salon Jolie Coiffure has become hub to a vibrant group of African migrants. Through its tall glass windows, manager Sabine can be seen braiding hair or lending advice and support to others, their experiences a reflection of her own. Inviting filmmaker Rosine Mbakam inside, Sabine offers an insider’s perspective of a community united in cultural roots that lie elsewhere. She represents the subtlety of their shared experiences, the traumas of migration and a barely repressed anxiety that each day might signal more police raids and deportations. As if in defiance, their laughter, charm and good-natured teasing are testament to human resilience. A lovely observational chamber piece and affectionate tribute, CHEZ JOLIE COIFFURE heralds an important new voice in documentary filmmaking. –Malin Kan

Rosine Mbakam grew up in Cameroon. In 2007, she left Cameroon to study at the Institut Supérieur des Arts (INSAS) in Brussels, Belgium. She directed and co-directed several short films, including YOU WILL BE MY ALLY and a portrait of the Congolese artist Freddy Tsimba MAVAMBU. In 2014, she and Geoffroy Cernaix founded Tândor Productions, which produced her first feature film, THE TWO FACES OF A BAMILEKE WOMAN (2016). CHEZ JOLIE COIFFURE (2019) is her second feature film.

Bob Hunter
Icarus Films, Inc.
bob@icarusfilms.com
718-488-8900

Details

Country: Belgium

Year: 2018

Director: Rosine Mbakam

Screenwriter: Rosine Mbakam

Producers: Rosine Mbakam, Geoffroy Cernaix

Executive Producers: Tândor Productions, Federation Wallonie-Bruxelles

Director of Photography: Rosine Mbakam

Editor: Geoffroy Cernaix

Running Time (minutes): 72 min

Language : French

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