We’re in a spin about Izaskun Arandia‘s latest project The Laundrette Sessions, a 30-minute documentary about the social purpose of UK laundrettes in the 21st century.
Laundrette’s have alway seemed to offer an island of loneliness in a communal sea.
According to the background of the documentary, three-quarters of laundrettes in the UK have closed down in the last 25 years, and yet they have inspired such films as My Beautiful Laundrette, been featured in long running soap-operas (Dot & Pauline’s laundrette in Eastenders), and caused a generation to spend their hard-earned on a pair of 501s.
Filming in various laundrettes across Devon and Cornwall should be completed, with post production in progress.
Izaskun is also working on the animated documentary To Say Goodbye was writer producer of the film If I Wish Really Hard, as well as being a producer on Oddbodies Mrs Lustleigh’s Fancies and their forthcoming movies The Nature of Angrove.
Take a look at The Laundrette Sessions Facebook page.