BY ANY MEANS A-VEILABLE

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By Charlotte SCHIØLER

CHARLOTTE SCHIOLER PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2014

Babette, a naïve but driven Danish woman looking for an apartment in Paris, embarks on an absurd mission fuelled by her fear of getting short changed. Her original mission, which was so light-hearted, takes on a more serious twist when she decides to come back to the same apartment twice…

Festivals
& Awards

Ficmo 2014
finalist
FIFOG 2014
Cannes 2014
Short Film Corner
Festroya 2014
Festival du Film Artisanal et Audacieux 2014
Golden Apricot - Yerevan IFF 2014
Apricot Stone - short competition section
DFFLA 2014
Competition
Kazan International Festival of Moslem Cinema 2014
International Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama, First film, Comedy
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, DENMARK
    • Languages
    • FRENCH, DANISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 18 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Charlotte SCHIØLER
    • Writer(s)
    • Charlotte SCHIOLER
    • Producer(s)
    • Carsten BRANDT (POSTHUS TEATRET), Charlotte SCHIOLER (CHARLOTTE SCHIOLER PRODUCTIONS)
    • Synopsis
    • Babette, an obsessive young woman from Denmark living in Paris wants to buy an apartment but is determined not to get short cut in the process. A crucial step in doing so is taking measurements of the space under consideration to make sure she will be getting her money’s worth and not be taken over. She has a very friendly meeting (by mistake) with an engaging young woman selling a space that would be quite suitable, but, during their meeting, she is unable to measure because of the chaotic state of the place. The owner tells her it is 68 sq. meters but Babette’s constant fear of being taken advantage of as a naive foreigner in Paris, makes her doubt. She has basically agreed to the price but does not want to offend the prospective seller by questioning her word and taking the measurements in her presence. She therefore returns on a different day to take the measurement from outside the building and, in order not to be recognized, she decides to buy a full Moslem face veil known as a niqab. This is a partly Moslem neighborhood so the face covering would not be unusual or attract undo attention.
      Three Arab dress shops suspiciously turn her down before she is finally able to purchase a veil — and then the way people look at her in various situations on the street. Hostile, disgusted, pitying, or condescending stares make her realize that this is what Moslem women under the veil have to put up with every day on the streets of Paris.
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