The Powder Room is the first in a series of short films The Miu Miu Women's Tales directed by distinctive female filmmakers with different intellectual background, which explore the femininity by the cinema.
This film is a mystical and glamorous look into what happens when four beautiful women enter the powder room. The salon is a sort of haven, a private oasis where they can regain their inner calm and serenity. These women, dressed in the highest fashion refresh, dream, and play in the luxurious setting of a female sanctuary, leaving behind the outside world for essential minutes. "I love the idea of a powder room, the ritual which takes place within them is very important for women. There's something special about preparing yourself, a moment before the action takes place. I love the sense of intimacy. It's a place away from men, where you can check out other women, and re-glamorize yourself ready to face the world again." (Zoe Cassavetes)
Zoe Cassavetes grew up in Los Angeles and worked on many productions as a director, writer, producer and actress. In the 1990's, she teamed up with friend Sofia Coppola to make the TV show High Octane, one of the first shows to be entirely shot in digital video. She also did stints as a host of MTV's House of Style, as well as assistant directing feature films. Several years later, Zoe directed her short film Men Make Women Crazy Theory which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival (2000). In 2007 she made her first feature film Broken English. She has made numerous commercials for clients such as Louis Vuitton, Disney, Petit Bateau and Johnnie Walker and music videos for Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl) and electro band Scratch Massive. As a photographer, she works for high fashion magazines (Elle, New York Times, Liberation, Air France Madame) as well as many campaigns such as Dom Perignon and Martel. Zoe is preparing her second film The Business.