In the Open


93 films in 19 categories
Guillaume Massart
146 Min.

Photo Film


Forms of justice




Romanian, English


Triptyque Films

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• 22 March, 18:00, Cinema Elvire Popesco

The film will be screened in the presence of: Guillaume Massart, Alexandra Melot

• 23 March, 13:00, POINT

The film will be screened in the presence of: Guillaume Massart, Alexandra Melot

Guillaume Massart
Born in 1983 in the French Ardennes, Guillaume Massart directs and produces documentary films, essays, experimental films and video art. His first short film, "Xenocristal" (2008) forecasts his later works: halfway between documentary forms and video art. Guillaume Massart's films question the mise en scene of reality and its aesthetic and political consequences upon figurative modernity.
Alexandra Melot
Since 1999, Alexandra Mélot edited more than thirty films, and has also been creating as a video artist for the contemporary theater stage. She has also directed several documentaries and fiction films, among which „L’histoire de mon oncle racontée par mon père” in 2003 with the support of Le Fresnoy. In 2016 she joined the board of directors of the association Périphérie, supporting creative documentary in Montreuil, France. After being the editor of the documentary feature film of Guillaume Massart, „In the Open”, she chose to associate herself as a producer to Triptyque films in 2018.


Casabianda, an open prison located in Corsica, is surrounded by woods where the prisoners can go for walks, by fields where they go to work and by an idyllic beach where they go, from time to time, to venture out into the sea. What we soon learn is that most of the them have committed extremely serious offences of which society talks very little. They are to do with sex, they are to do with family, they are to do with children. These people, however, are not portrayed as monsters, for the relationship that director Guillaume Massart establishes with them is simple and direct, all the while musing over shared discoveries made during filming. Thus, he helps us meet them and overcome our own prejudices. With them, we arrive at certain questions which are extremely subtle in a complex manner that rejects oversimplifications. (Vanina Vignal)

The screenings of the film are organised in collaboration with Périphérie and La Cinémathèque du documentaire.

awards and festivals

IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival 2018

Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 2018

Visions du Réel 2018


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The festival was created in 2008 by the: Czech Centre Bucharest