This is a story of the heart.
Edmond’s is no longer strong. But it still beats with an independence which fights against the very idea of entering a retirement home, while at the same time refusing help from Rose, his home carer. 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.
One day however, a bad fall forces Edmond to accept Rose’s support…
The Little Bedroom, starring major french actor Michel Bouquet, was premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival in 2010. The movie was the Swiss Entry for the Best Foreign Film Language at the Academy Awards 2011. Screened in more than 20 festivals, it received a dozen awards, among them two Swiss Quartz 2011 for Best Film and Best Screenplay. The little Bedroom was successfully released in Switzerland, France, Germany, and USA.
“THE LITTLE BEDROOM is a small-scale gem of a movie” Los Angeles Times
“This film to me was an absolute gem. It’s a very emotionally true, very honest film. Really beautifully acted, a terrific film worth seing” Radio Show Film Week, Los Angeles
“Absorbing drama of a bereaeved mother and an old man she nurses through a turbulent time. Interest should be strong in international markets and festivals” The Hollywood Reporter
“A first feature that has the good taste to be without pathos” Le Monde
“Under the spell of THE LITTLE BEDROOM ” Libération
“A great first film with intense situations and accurate dialogues. Bouquet is masterful, Florence Loiret Caille is staggering” Paris Match
|The little Bedroom
La petite chambre
in 2011 in Switzerland, France and Germany. In 2014 in the US (Los Angeles, New York)
|Scénario, réalisation||Véronique Reymond, Stéphanie Chuat|
|Avec||Michel Bouquet, Florence Loiret Caille, Eric Caravaca|
|Son||Carlo Thoss, François Dumont, Michel Schillings|
|Montage||Thierry Faber, Marie-Hélène Dozo|
|Production company||Ruth Waldburger, Vega Film, Zürich
Nicolas Steil, Iris Productions, Luxembourg