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Thomas Jenkoe

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Thomas Jenkoe lives and works in Paris. He had his first film experience when he became script writer on Passwonder, a documentary essay directed by Guillaume Massart, with whom he wrote Michael Lonsdale’s voice over. The film was shown in the FID Marseilles festival and in the Amiens international film festival in 2009, and was broadcast on CinéCinéma the year after.

In 2010, alongside with Guillaume Massart and Charles H. Drouot, he creates Triptyque Films. In two years, a dozen films are produced, and shown in well-known festivals.

Apart from his producing activities, he is a director as well as a photographer. Reality is Thomas Jenkoe’s raw material, as he sees in it an endless source of stories and complexity. His reality is made of day-to-day experience: he wants to show the unsolvable conflict between beings and existence, sense and non-sense, which affects every individual.

His work is marked by the issues of frontier (mental, geographic, moral and social frontiers), incommunicability and the fate of humans in modern society. Thomas Jenkoe’s works show our essential intranquillity.

More than a mere restitution of reality, his artistic approach transforms it through strong esthetic choices, may that be done by using limited cameras (the cellphone used for a Passion), or obsolete techniques such as his photographies series shot in Polaroid or the austere 4:3 video format of his first length-feature, Maàlich.


Memories from Gehenna

Souvenirs de la Géhenne (Orig.) / 2015 / France / 56 min

Grande-Synthe, Northern France, 2002. J.D. loads his rifle and drives through town, looking for people with an immigrant background. His wild odyssey ends up with the murder of a 17-year-old North African. 10 years after the events, the film follows the murderer’s path, confronting the city’s urban metamorphosis to J.D.’s voice, reconstructed from his criminal case report.





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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