BLACKJACK (VALET NOIR)
A short fiction film by Lora-Mure Ravaud
Fiction, 22 min, 2017
Leila, who is singularly androgynous, works at a casino in a predominantly male environment. A croupier by night, she returns to her hotel in the early hours of the morning, while Camil, who occupies the room next to hers, disappears at dawn.
The first time she sees him, he is leaning at his balcony, his appearance distraught and tears welling up in his eyes.
Festivals and awards
Winterthur, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, November, 2017
– Best Swiss Film
Bellinzona, Castellinaria Festival Internazionale del Cinema Giovane Bellinzona, Section Castellincorto, November, 2017
France, Poitiers Film Festival, Sélection Internationale, December, 2017
Solothurn, Journées de Soleure (Solothurner Filmtage), Upcoming Talents, January, 2018
– Prix de la Relève SUISSIMAGE/SSA
Barcelona, Mecal Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival, Section International 2, March, 2018
États Unis, Aspen Shortsfest, Sélection Internationale, April, 2018
Brussels, Brussels Short Film Festival, Section Travelling (Swiss retrospective: “Carte blanche” to the “Ecole des Arts de Lausanne), April, 2018
États-Unis, Palm Springs International ShortFest, Section Jury Competition, June, 2018
Karlory Vary, Karlory Vary International Film Festival, Section Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow (EFP), June-July, 2018
Slovénie, FeKK Ljubljana Short Film Festival, August, 2018
St. Petersburg, XXVIII IFF International Film Festival “Message to Man”, September, 2018
Prix de Cinéma Suisse 2019
– Nominé dans la catégorie Meilleur Court Métrage
Born in Bordeaux, Lora Mure-Ravaud has lived in many parts of France. After a two-year preparatory course in literature, she studied philosophy and film. Following that she worked as a trainee in production and as a programmer for short films for two years. In 2014 she started the film course at the École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL), and made her first short, JOCONDE in 2015, which was shown in Locarno as well as her second film CÔTÉ COUR (2016).
2017 Valet Noir
2016 Côté cour
With: Sophie Demeyer, Hamza Meziani, Juan Crespillo, Simon Romang, David Delbe, Mehdi Beddouche, Henri-Noël Tabary.
Cinematography: Léo Lefèvre
Sound: David Puntener
Editing: Suzana Pedro
In coproduction with: l’ECAL.
With the support of: l’Office fédéral de la culture et de Cineforom.