After ten years abroad, Catherine returns to Luxembourg to catch up with her daughter Alba, who is being brought up by Catherine's other Elisabeth.
Alba is cold and distant towards this stranger who show up unexpectedly in her life, and so is Elisabeth, keen to keep her protégée to herself. one day, Catherine cannot take it anymore. She "kidnaps" Alba and takes her on a trip to lake up North. So begins an unsettling journey into puzzling and complex world of motherly love, only to find out that sometimes the true opponent is yourself.
Original title: Barrage English title: Barrage Country: Luxembourg, Belgique, France Production year: 2017 Format: DCP 2K Son: 5.1 Length: 109' Aspect ratio: 1:1.85 Frame rate: 24fps
Lolita Chammah, Themis Pauwels, Isabelle Huppert, Charles Müller, Elsa Houben, Marja-Leena Juncker, Luc Schiltz
Director: Laura Schroeder Screenwriters: Marie Nimier, Laura Schroeder Producers: Pol Cruchten, Jeanne Geiben, Sébastien Delloye, sebastian Schelenz, Martine de Clermont-Tonnerre Production: Red Lion, Entre Chien et Loup, MACT Productions DOP: Hélène Louvart Costume design: Uli Simon Editor: Damien Keyeux Sound: Pascal Jasmes
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Berlin Film Festival
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Transilvania International Film Festival
Chicago International Film Festival
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Born in Luxembourg, Laura graduated with a Masters in Film Studies at the University of Paris 1 – Sorbonne and a Postgraduate Diploma in Directing at the National Film and Television School, London. After several self-produced films, she writes and directs the short films Senteurs (2008) and Double Saut (2011), both produced by Red Lion (LU) and screened in many festivals worldwide. In 2009, she writes and directs the transdisciplinary theatre play Luxtime – Luxtime – Jacques Tati revisited which, after its premiere at Théâtre National du Luxembourg, is also shown at the Avignon Theatre Festival in 2010. After her first feature, The Treasure Knights - The Secret of Melusina, gets successfully released in 2012 in Luxembourg and Germany, Laura directs two episodes of the Luxembourgish sitcom Comeback. In 2014, Laura joins Kollektiv13 and directs the documentary Blurred Borders, as part of the series routwaïssgro broadcasted on RTL. Laura’s next feature Barrage, co-written with French novelist Marie Nimier and developped at TorinoFilmLab and Atelier Grand Nord, supported by the Filmfund Luxembourg, is now complete and will be screened at the Berlinale 2017. In January 2016, Laura will also be directing the contemporary German play Das Ding aus dem Meer at Théâtre des Capucins in Luxembourg.
2011, Double Saut (Short Film)
2008, Senteurs (Short Film)