Public Baths
Kita Bauchet
2019 - 52 min - Video Full HD - Couleur - Belgique

The Marolles, in the heart of Brussels. Almost 65 years after their inauguration, the “Bains de Bruxelles” continue to provide the residents of this working-class district with two swimming pools and a number of public showers, offering a relaxing and health-giving environment for people of varying ages, backgrounds and social classes. Illustration of a melting pot where people come to exercise, bathe, chat, socialise…
A film shot entirely in and around the pool and the adjacent areas, where sensations, impressions and circumstances support a seemingly egalitarian vision but one that is in fact much more complex.

Author-Director : Kita Bauchet
Photography : Marie Françoise Plissart, Joachim Philippe, Benjamin Hautenauve, Paloma Sermon, Kita Bauchet, Renaud Charlier
Sound : Billy Miquel, Bruno Schweisguth
Editing : Valène Leroy, Kita Bauchet
Original Music : Siegfried Canto
Delegate Producer : Altitude 100
Broadcasting Co-producer : RTBF Bruxelles
Broadcasting Co-producer : VOO (TV-NET-TEL)
Broadcasting Pre-purchase : BeTV


Distributor : CBA (Centre Bruxellois de l'Audiovisuel)