The Kitchen
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    The Kitchen

    Directed by

    France

    2005

    14 min

    • French

    Drama, Short

    Cannes IFFKarlovy Vary IFFIFF Rotterdam

    A young woman prepares a recipe for American-style lobster, which calls for cutting the live lobster into pieces, before throwing it, still alive, into boiling oil. Alone in her kitchen, faced with the two lobsters that are still moving, she tries to kill them as cleanly as possible.

    Awards

    • Silver Bear, Best Actress (Elina Löwensöhn) - Festival of Nations, Austria
    • TV5 Award for Best Short Film in the French language - Geneva International Film & Television Festival
    • Wave Award for Best International Short Film - International Festival of Francophone Film & Video, Canada

    Credits

    Cast
    Elina Löwensohn
    Bernard Nissile
    Screenplay
    Alice Winocour
    Cinematography
    Aurélien Devaux
    Editing
    Florence Bresson
    Music
    Frederic Heinrich
    Sales
    DHARAMSALA
    Alice Winocour

    Alice Winocour

    France

    I'm interested in this very sensorial side of cinema. I think that I have an obsession about physical dysfunctions.

    Born in 1976 in Paris, Alice Winocour is a graduate of the screenwriting department at the prestigious Fémis film school. She has directed several award-winning shorts, including KITCHEN, which screened in competition at Cannes, and MAGIC PARIS, winner of the Grand Prix at the Cabourg Festival. AUGUSTINE was her first feature film, followed by DISORDER, which premiered at Un Certain Regard and screened at Toronto IFF. She is also the co-writer of MUSTANG, the French submission for the 2016 Academy Awards.

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