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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.



Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

With this daring motto, playfully ironic visual design and primarily interesting film selection, Visegrad Film Festival presented its programme in Cork, Ireland. How was it, where does it go and why is it actually held in Ireland?

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- 26.9.2016 -

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

The interest in all things Asian is growing faster than capital markets in the global world. That goes for documentary films as well. The contemporary production of Asian documentary filmmakers is regularly presented by Taiwan International Documentary Festival.

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- 12.9.2016 -

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.

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- 8.8.2016 -

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