In The Open

  • 10 10
  • 2017
  • 145min
In The Open
  • French
  • English

Shot over the course of a year, this documentary shows what life is like inside an open-air prison on the island of Corsica.

In The Open
  • French
  • English
Awards

AWARDS: Île d'or. Festival International du Film Insulaire de Groix

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: IDFA/ Millenium - Festival international du documentaire/ Images en bibliothèques/ Les Rencontres du cinéma documentaire de Montreuil/ IndieLisboa - Festival international du cinéma indépendant de Lisbonne/ Visions du Réel/ EntreVues - Festival du film de Belfort

In The Open. Life inside an outdoor prison

On the island of Corsica, there is a unique detention center called Casabianda. 

This particular prison which is called “open” looks nothing like any other prison: instead of the bars, walls or watchtowers, one can only sight the trees, the sky and the sea... For a full year, Guillaume Massart sets his camera inside the prison to understand what changes in an open air detention.

Under the foliage or on the beach, the inmates open up: usually unspoken, the words flow out of them little by little.