Chez Jolie Coiffure

At Jolie Coiffure

Rosine Mbakam is invited to step in Sabine’s small hairdresser’s because it is dangerous in the street. She accepts and pushes in with her camera. This is how Mbakam’s second feature-length documentary @Chez Jolie Coiffure@ begins. Shot via mirrors, Sabine’s salon appears bigger than it actually is. Sabine’s stories and the customers’ joys, worries, problems and fears bring depth and life into the premises. At times, it feels like the entire African quarter of Brussels had squeezed in. Laughter abounds, anecdotes and life stories elicit emotions, and a male visitor brings a touch of flirt into the salon. (Helsinki Documentary Film Festival)

Director's Biography
Rosine Mfetgo Mbakam
Rosine Mfetgo Mbakam was born in Cameroon in 1980 and started working at the NGO COE where she was trained in editing and directing and made several documentaries. In 2003, she joined the team of STV (Spectrum Television) where she made audiovisual programs. Mbakam left Cameroon to study film at INSAS in Belgium in 2007. In 2018 she founded Tândor Productions, together with Geoffrey Cernaix.

Film Selection: Chez Jolie Coiffure (2019, doc) - Les deux visages d'une femme Bamiléké (The Two Faces of a Bamiléké Woman, 2016, doc) - Tu seras mon allié - (2012, short) - Les portes du passé - (2011, doc short)
Arbeitswelten | Working Worlds 2019
Rosine Mbakam
Belgium 2018
70 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Cinematography Rosine Mbakam
Editing Geoffroy Cernaix
Sound/Sounddesign Rosine Mbakam, Loïc Villiot
With Sabine Amiyeme
Producer(s) Geoffroy Cernaix, Rosine Mbakam
Tândor Productions
World Sales
WIP – Wallonie Image Production
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
DOK Leipzig 2018
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
DOK Leipzig 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere