The Freud Museum

Events Archive

8 May 2016

Sigmund's Shorts: Maybe Darkness

Second Sunday Screenings

Join us this month for the screening of Maybe Darkness (26 minutes), a film by Juliette Joffé.

An old Mediterranean family flat remains at a standstill for 150 years, as if stuck in time. 
Years pass by as generations return every summer for holidays. 
The film explores the blurring of different timescapes in the space of the
flat, intertwining the visual presences of the dead ancestors and the fleeting apparitions of the living family members. Through fragmented voices Maybe Darkness questions one’s relationship to familial past and identity as well as the contradictory emotions invested in sacralised places.

Juliette Joffé (Paris, 1987) worked as an assistant of acclaimed documentary filmmaker Marc Isaacs before co-­‐ founding Quadrangle Film Festival a creative documentary film festival in Kent. It’s after these inspiring experiences that she decided to start on the making of her first professional short film Peut-­‐être le noir (Maybe Darkness) which won the Wildcard for Best Documentary awarded by the Flemish Film Board and was premiered at Visions Du Réel Nyon.

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