EN - An old family flat left at a standstill for 150 years as if stuck in time. Years pass by as generations come back every summer for holidays. A contemplative and intimate exploration of one's relationship to familial past and cherished places.


Title Maybe Darkness
Original title Peut-être le noir
Original version French
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts , Docs
Year of production 2013
World première / first public presentation 2013-11-25


Cast Poli family
Photography Juliette Joffé, Juanita Rodriguez Onzaga
Editing Matyas Veress
Sound Julie Brenta, Mickaël Barre

Technical specs

Running time film 25'52"
Release format Beta digit
Other available formats Blu-ray, DVD
Aspect ratio 16/9
Sound format Stereo
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Colléctivité Territorial de Corse and SABAM
Production partners Territoire d'Image


2013: winner documentary wildcard - VAF Wildcard competition (BE)

Visions du Réel takes them all

Ellen Vermeulen’s documentary feature 9999Waiting for August by Teodora Mihai and Desert Haze by Sofie Benoot have all been selected for the International Documentary Festival Visions du Réel in Nyon, Switzerland. The line-up also reveals three shorts from Flanders, 28 Rue BrichautMaybe Darkness and PS São Paulo. Finally, California City, a new project by Sofie Benoot, Isabelle Tollenaere and Liesbeth De Ceulaer will also be presented at Pitching du Réel.

9999Benoot’s Desert Haze is to receive its world première in the international features competition at Visions du Réel, taking place from April 25 till May 3 this year.

Published on Friday 4 April 2014

New batch of wildcard laureates announced

Six promising young filmmakers have been awarded a wildcard, handed out by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) through its annual VAF wildcard competition. Maaike Neuville’s Sonnet 81 and Deben Van Dam’s The Way of All Flesh were laureled among the fiction shorts; Juliette Joffé received a documentary wildcard for Maybe Darkness, as did Hannes Verhoustraete for 28 Rue Brichaut. This year’s animation wildcard went to Nienke Deutz for One, Two, Three, Piano! while Miki Ambrózy’s Fabric of Time earned him a wildcard in the filmlab section of the competition.

Maybe DarknessThe wildcard competition organised by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund has already proven its value over the last few years. Its history includes previous winners such as Tom Van Avermaet (Death of a Shadow), Sahim Omar Kalifa (Land of the HeroesBaghdad Messi), Gust Van den Berghe (Little Baby Jesus of FlandrBlue Bird) and Gilles Coulier (IcelandMont Blanc).

Published on Thursday 5 December 2013

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Last edited on 12 March 2014

Short info

Director Juliette Joffé
Producers LUCA Sint-Lukas School of Arts
Writers Juliette Joffé

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