Jacqueline Veuve

Cinéaste et ethnologue (1930-2013)

La petite dame du Capitole (Jacqueline Veuve)

The little lady of the Capitole

La petite dame du Capitole

Switzerland 2005. DVCAM - Beta digital, colour, 55 min.
 

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Lucienne Schnegg is a little woman brimming with energy. At 80, she remains at the helm of the cinema Capitole. Hired as a secretary in 1949, she has become the heir of the movie house and its very soul. Cashier, cleaning woman and manager all in one, she tells us about her cinema, the grandest, the largest and the oldest of Lausanne. Right after the war, 25 people, including six ushers in uniform, worked here and audiences packed in to see movies like "The Longest Day".
Movie clips, posters, and film stills carry us back in time. The tiny lady, taking us through the magnificent hall in a thousand anecdotes, distills a whiff of the magic perfume of great stars she met like Audrey Hepburn, Roger Moore, or even the Queen of Spain ...
Today, the Capitole can no longer break even. Distributors far prefer multiplexes to launch important movies. But, despite othe inevitable end of cinemas like this, the tiny lady keeps on smiling, as she comes and goes, from top to bottom of her ship.
 

DirectorJacqueline Veuve
ScriptJacqueline Veuve, collaboration: Anne Pellaton
CastLucienne Schnegg, Olivier Meylan, André Chevailler, Christophe Dufour, François-Pascal Bodevin, Jacques Piccard et les spectateurs du Capitole
PhotographyPeter Guyer, Pierre Reischer
SoundBlaise Gabioud, Benedikt Fruttiger
EditingLoredana Cristelli
MusicAndré-Daniel Meylan
CollaboratorsAssistant à la réalisation: Florian Burion
Direction de la production: Nadeja Magnenat
Duration55 min.
FormatDVCAM - Beta digital, colour, 25 ips
Versionsfrançais, ST: deutsch, english
Sales DVD/VideoDVD  [order
Festivals/PrizesNamur (B) 2006
Sheffield Doc/Fest (GB) 2006
Tübingen (D) 2006
Zagreb
Isola (Slovénie) mai 2007)
ProductionAquarius Film Production, CH-1808 Les Monts-de-Corsier
Tél. +41 21 921 18 20 – Fax +41 21 921 78 31
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Distribution SwitzerlandAquarius Film Production, CH-1808 Les Monts-de-Corsier
Tél. +41 21 921 18 20 – Fax +41 21 921 78 31
E-mail: info@jacquelineveuve.ch – send a message


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