International Competition : Feature films 2017

In the Open

La liberté

Guillaume Massart


An “open” prison located in Corsica, Casabianda contains 130 men who are often serving long sentences for intrafamilial sex crimes. While the original idea was to start with an observation of this unique place of detention, the filmmaker later adopted a different form and modus operandi. Rather than an exploration, In the Open is a “filmic discussion” in which the filmmaker invents a way of talking with the inmates in the course of long sequences. This attitude does not follow the notion of redemption – this is not at stake here – but rather the invention of a pathway by means of words. The itineraries differ; denial is one of them, while others make use of the film to move forward, using speech as a potentially emancipatory tool. (Arnaud Hée)

Guillaume Massart directed eleven short documentaries. He is also a producer at Tryptique Films and a film editor. In the Open is his first feature film.
SF : notamment Passemerveille (2008), Les Dragons n'existent pas (2009), Découverte d'un principe en case 3 (2012)

Guillaume Massart, Adrien Mitterrand
Guillaume Massart
Pierre Bompy
Alexandra Mélot, Guillaume Massart
Thomas Jenkoe, Mehdi Benallal, Guillaume Massart (Triptyque films), Jean-Laurent Csinidis, Jérôme Nunes (Films de force majeure)

Guillaume Massart (Triptyque Films)

Valentina Novati (Norte distribution)


2017 Competition