In 1999, France was roiled by a trial about blood contamination. Yamina Zoutat was a journalist covering the case, and her bosses ordered her to "never show the blood." This feature film is a kind of revenge, a visceral celebration of this vital fluid. The director follows the trail like a bloodhound, encountering a man carrying transfusion bags, a female surgeon and a female recipient. Fluids of red blood cells belonging to her and others are the raw material of the film. Joyfully sincere, healing and philanthropic, Chienne de Rouge stands at the opposite ends of the vampiric, making it one of the most savage, organic and unforgettable cinematic experiences of recent times. (JHE)
2023 - Cinéma du réel - International Competition
2023 - Visions du Réel - International Competition
Of Algerian and Italian origin, born in Yverdon, Switzerland. Yamina Zoutat first worked for more than ten years as a court reporter in Paris. The criminal court was her "film school". Awarded by the Prix de la Création for her short film “Laundry” (2010), Silver Sesterce for her first feature film “6999 DOORS” (2017) at Visions du Réel, her films have been screened in many international festivals, including Buenos Aires, São Paulo and Quebec, and have been distributed in France.