Road Book | Week #14

// NOVEMBER 12

On our way to Lausanne !

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Warm welcome in Camille & Antoine’s house where we stay in Lausanne.

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Visit of the Zinéma, an arthouse miniplex with two little screening rooms.

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Little walk in the city by night.

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// NOVEMBER 13

We visit the Bellevaux cinema where we meet with Gwenael who introduce his place with passion. He shows us how to use the screening room as an instrument with a sound system he developped.

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We spend the morning with him, the time is fleeing ! We grab a sandwich and go to our next visit !

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Next stop : the City Club in Pully. Laura and Nicolas tell us the story of the cinema that reopened in march 2011 thanks to a bunch of cinema enthusiasts.

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// NOVEMBER 14

Our stay in Lausanne was short, and Zurich will be too ! We have 3 visits of cinemas in a day !

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First stop at the Kino Xenix.

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Little break near the Zurich lake, and we’re heading to the Kino Houdini and the Riffraff !

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The Kino Houdini, with its 5 screening rooms reopened just a few day before our visit. It was destroyed by a fire the year before.

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// NOVEMBER 15

We stay at Sophia and Nils place who takes great care of us ! Huge thanks to them !

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Goodbye Switzerland, let’s go to Amsterdam !

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Movie break in the train with “The Breakfast Club” !

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Late arrival in the streets of Amsterdam.

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// NOVEMBER 16

After the exhausting past days, we take a day off to discover the city.

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// NOVEMBER 17

Lunch break at Bloem before the first visit of the day !

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First stop at Studio/K, a cinema run by students !

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Beside the bar and the two screening rooms, the place also hosts a concert venue !

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End of the day in the streets of Amsterdam before settling in a boat to sleep !

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First night in our little cabin !

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// NOVEMBER 18

Waking up on board of the Gandalf !

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Quick breakfast before taking the road to the cultural center De Balie !

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In the streets of Amsterdam…

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Meeting with Absaline who present us the cinema programming of the De Balie, focusing mainly on documentaries !

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We meet with the team of Cineville, founders of an illimited card for the independant cinemas in Netherlands. Their idea is amazing : the unlimited card is not only a good choice on the customer side, but also a marketing tool to change the image of art house films. They set up a website where they write and produce contents about the films and the cinemas. The result is outstanding : the audience of the cinemas has been rejuvenated and admissions has significantly augmented. Today, around 30% of the admissions of the participating cinemas comes from owner of the card. More information coming soon about this project !

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The road back home !

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