Juliette Joffé (Paris, 1987) graduated with an MA in Visual Anthropology in Goldsmiths ( University Of London) and worked as an assistant of acclaimed documentary filmmaker Marc Isaacs before co-founding Quadrangle Film Festival. It’s after these inspiring experiences that she decided to embark on the making of her first professional short film Peut-être le noir ( Maybe Darkness) which was awarded the prize for best documentary by the Flemish Audiovisual Fund ( VAF) and premiered at Visions Du Reel in April 2014.
“An old family flat left at a standstill for 150 years as if stuck in time. Years pass by as generations come back to it every summer for holidays. A contemplative exploration of one’s relationship to familial past and cherished places.
Peut-être le noir is a personal essay documentary dealing with themes of family, memory and space. It was very important for me that the film would be playful in form and go beyond a realistic approach of documentary filmmaking. More than documenting the flat and its history I wanted to evoke the encounter of different timescapes and the many layers contained in the space.” – JJ