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La Chatte andalouse

La Chatte andalouse

A Short film by Gérald Hustache-Mathieu

Produced by Dharamsala

Production year : 2002


    A heartbeat stops on the screen of a monitor. Sister Angèle is a nun just twenty-one years old. She sells the honey gathered by her fellow nuns at the street market. But she also indulges in strange activities – she secretly visits a young man, Paolo, in a bungalow on the beach. She also visits patients in hospital. It’s here that she’s met a young Spanish woman, Rosa Maria Dolorès, whose days are numbered. This encounter, along with her relationship with Paolo, bring her face to face with herself, make her listen to the sound of her beating heart.

    Actors (4)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :


    Co-production :

    Fidélité Films


    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producer :

    Isabelle Madelaine

    Co-producer :

    Marc Missonnier

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre André

    Production Designer :

    Moundji Gaceb-Couture

    Screenwriter :

    Gérald Hustache-Mathieu

    Director of Photography :

    Aurélien Devaux

    Editor :

    François Quiqueré

    Costume designer :

    Sophie Chasles

    Technical details

    Short film

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    Sub-genre :

    Romantic comedy

    Themes :

    Love, Religion

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    Original French-language productions :


    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    48 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby SR

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    Festival Selections (19)

    Venice International Film Festival  - 2002

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 2002)


    New Territories

    Awards (4)

    Lutin Short Film Awards - 2003

    Lutin Short Film Awards (France, 2003)

    Awards (6)

    Lutin Award for Best Screenplay : Gérald Hustache-Mathieu

    Lutin Award for Best Director : Gérald Hustache-Mathieu

    Lutin Award for Best Costume Design : Sophie Chasles

    Lutin Award for Best Art Direction : Moundji Gaceb-Couture

    Lutin Award for Best Photography : Aurélien Devaux

    Lutin Award for Best Production : Dharamsala, Isabelle Madelaine

    Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival - 2003

    Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France, 2003)

    Awards (3)

    Attention Talent Fnac Prize

    Press Prize in the National Competition