Jenny’s Avenu

Year

2005

Realised by

Fabrice Vacher

Written by

Fabrice Vacher

Length

2005

Resume

Not far from La Défense and its buildings, between Courbevoie and Nanterre, the Avenue Jenny and the Rue Saint-Lô offer a surprising sight: a smart block of luxury flats faces a housing estate half-ramshackle half-squatted. Two completely different populations live together for some time.

The movie tells the story of Paule Berger, one of the oldest inhabitants of the neighbourhood, who lives in one of the houses of the rue Saint-Lô. Strongly attached to humanistic values, she decides to meet her new neighbours to get to know them. She long hurts the bars of the block, which forbid her its access. Then, thanks to her dog, she finally meets the first inhabitant of the Villapolonia Residence.

The socio-anthropological nature of the movie shows the confrontations and the cultural shock between the two “spaces”: the houses attached to a solidarity and contact urbanism and the residential one, dealing with comfort and services ideals. Daily events and their details, tender and often comical will contribute to draw a picture of today’s urban well-being.

  • Voi Sénart
  • Forum des Images (acquisition)
  • Ministère des Affaires Etrangères
  • CNC

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