Starring Michel Bouquet (THE LAST MITTERAND, RENOIR), Florence Loiret Caille (THE BUREAU) and Eric Caravaca (BY THE GRACE OF GOD). Written and directed by Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond. Produced by Vega Film Zürich and Iris Productions, Luxemburg.
This is a story of the heart. Edmond’s is no longer strong, but still beats with a stubborn independence. He refuses to entertain his son’s plan of settling him in a retirement home, nor will he accept help from Rose, his home nurse. Nonetheless she stands up to him. She knows the tumult that a heart undergoes when it is forced to accept the unacceptable. Hers hasn’t yet healed.
La petite chambre premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival in 2010. The film was the Swiss Entry for Best International Feature Film at the Academy Award 2011. Screened in more than 20 festivals, it received a dozen awards, among them two Quartz for Best Film and Best Screenplay at the Swiss Film Award 2011. La petite chambre was released in Switzerland, France, Germany, and USA.