Courtisane festival, notes on cinema, 23nd edition, 27 - 31 March 2024
Aller au diable
Commissioned as part of the Jeonju Digital Project, Aller au diable blends elements of autobiography with documentary interviews (including a conversation with the notorious outlaw gold-mining boss Jean Bena) as Claire Denis and actor Jean-Christophe Folly travel to French Guiana to research an upcoming feature film about the Alukus, a group of escaped former slaves who established their own society in defiance of corrupt local governments.
Le Camp Breidjing
Claire Denis's contribution to the Réfugiés project by ARTE, who asked numerous filmmakers, photographers and artists to record testimonies of life in different refugee camps. Denis filmed Breidjing camp, in the East of Chad. Over the past ten years, the camp has developed into a real city where more than forty thousand refugees from Darfur live.