Director: Izabela Plucinska
Canada, 2015, 13 min
Crew:Producers: Izabela Plucinska, Marc Bertrand, Paulina Ratajczak, Robert Kern - Screenwriters: Izabela Plucinska - Composer: Normand Roger, Pierre Yves Drapeau, Denis Chartrand
Email:festivals AT nfb.ca
How can the flames of desire be rekindled after 25 years of married life? Izabela Plucinska's erotic comedy, made entirely through the use of modelling clay, delves into the private lives of Alice and Henry, a couple in their fifties numbed by routine, who are holed up in a rococo-kitsch hotel room... With Sexy Laundry, Izabela Plucinska invites us to an amusing and touching closed-door session on tenderness. How do you overcome monotony to reconnect with the one you love? How do you keep sexual attraction alive and well when you think you know your significant other inside out? The answer is simple: just never stop marveling at the everyday things your partner does.
About the director
Born in Poland and currently living in Germany, Izabela Plucinska has some thirty films to her credit. She studied art and film and now brilliantly combines her talents to create animated works. In 2005, her short Jam Session won a Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. Since then, this gifted filmmaker has enjoyed a steady stream of projects and successes. Her politically and philosophically oriented medium-length film Esterhazy was screened around the world in 2009, including in England, France, Finland, Hungary and Mexico, garnering a number of awards. At the moment, Plucinska, a Berliner by adoption, is busily working at her own production company, Clay Traces, along with her associates. Owing to her renown as an artist, she frequently leads workshops and teaches film animation at universities internationally. Several exhibitions have featured her work. Now she's back with Sexy Laundry, her latest film, inspired by a hit Canadian play.