Tapis Rouge

February 20, 2015 · Film ·  

(Feature Film - 2015)



A social worker comes across the tortured life of a group of kids from the suburbs of Lausanne, Switzerland. He will coach them to write a screenplay and help them to fulfill their dream. A road movie to Cannes Film Festival that will confront everyone to a very strong human process. TAPIS ROUGE is a journey, more than a movie, an extraordinary experience.


"On a widely explored theme, Fred Baillif and Kantarama Gahigiri managed to make a truthful and moving film, which succeeds in surprising us." - TV5Monde Jury


"TAPIS ROUGE (...) is a Swiss road movie that recalls with power and freshness a certain independent US cinema. Tapis Rouge (...) tackles the often difficult reality that affects life in the “problem” neighborhoods with courage and with successful aesthetic sensitivity." – Cineuropa




THEATRICAL RELEASE in Switzerland - May 2015



Winner of TV5Monde Best French Speaking Feature Film Award at Geneva International Film Festival - Switzerland 2014

Nominated for Audience Choice Award Solothurner Filmtage - Switzerland 2015

Special screening at International Festival 1st Film Annonay - France 2015

Screening at Festival du Film Francophone in Vienna - Austria 2015

Opening Night at Mashariki African Film Festival, Kigali - Rwanda 2015

Winner of Festival Grand Prix and Outstanding Ensemble Cast Award at Nador International Film Festival - Morocco 2015

Opening Night at Sao Paulo Swiss Contemporary Cinema Panorama - Brazil 2015

Winner of Audience Choice Award at Delémont-Hollywood FF - Switzerland 2015

Screening at Portobello Film Festival London - UK 2015

Winner of Best Directing Award at Chelsea Film Festival, New York - USA 2015

Special screening at Zurich Human Rights Film Festival - Switzerland 2015

Journées de la Francophonie in China : Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhu, Tianjin, Hong Kong - China 2016

Journées de la Francophonie in Mongolia : Ulaan Baatar - Mongolia 2016

Journées de la Francophonie in Vietnam : Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Hué - Vietnam 2016

Opening of the Minority Report section at Athens International Film Festival - Greece 2016

Winner of Festival Grand Prix at Festival Effervescence Mâcon - France 2016

Journées de la Francophonie in Argentina : Buenos Aires 2017

Journées de la Francophonie in Venezuela : Caracas 2017

Journées de la Francophonie in Angola : Luanda 2017

Opening Journées du Cinema Suisse au Kef - Tunisia 2017

Opening Quinzaine de la Francophonie in Kenya : Nairobi 2017

Opening Festival du Film Francophone in Tunisia : Tunis 2017

Special screening in Dar es Salaam - Tanzania 2017