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Clean with me (after dark)

Gabrielle Stemmer
Screening time  
15.06. / Tuesday, 16:00 - 18:00 Ticket
19.06. / Saturday, 21:00 - 23:00 MM Centar Ticket

Director explores one of the most bizarre trends on YouTube: the „Clean with Me” vlogs, made by an exclusively (white) female community that posts streams of themselves as they scrub their homes down. Beyond the facade of cleanliness, inspirational hum-drum, and bland muzak, the „good wife” image slips away to reveal a sense of suffocation, existential angst and deep depression. Using a desktop movie format that is faithful to the material that it recycles, film is a resourceful exploration of both the vlogging phenomenon and of the desperation of women entrapped by their gender roles.

Gabrielle Stemmer

Gabrielle Stemmer studied editing at la Fémis after her master’s degree in literature. She chooses to take advantage of her strange addiction to Clean With Me videos in order to compose her graduation film.

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Clean with Me (After Dark)

2019, 21'

Directed by:
Gabrielle Stemmer

Screenplay by:
Gabrielle Stemmer

Edited by:
Gabrielle Stemmer

Eliott Khayat

Produced by:
Eliott Khayat

Festivals & Awards:

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2020 – Jury Award
Concorto Film Festival 2020 – Young Jury Special Award 
Lille International Film Festival – 2nd Prix National
Fenêtres Sur Court 2020 – Special Mention
RIDM 2020 – Best International Short or Medium-Length Film Award
Premiers Plans d’Angers 2020
Vienna Shorts 2020 
Uppsala Short Film Festival 2020
Festival International du Film d’Amiens 2020 
AmDocs 2020 
Festival La Première fois 2020 
FIDÉ 2020 
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival 2020
Festival Alto Vicentino 2020
Kinodot Experimental Film Festival 2020 
Bogota Shorts Festival 2020 
Lille International Film Festival 2020
FILMETS Badalona Film Festival 2020
Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival 2020


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