Claire Denis

South Korea/France 45 min Fiction


In her contribution to the Jeonju Digital Project, Claire Denis goes to Guyana and Surinam to meet Juan Bena, a famous goldigger with a bad reputation and a great heart, great skills and a lot of humour.



Claire Denis

Claire Denis was born in Paris in 1948, and raised in colonial Africa. She  initially studied economics, but then she went to the IDHEC, the French film school. After working as assistant to Jacques Rivette, Jim Jarmusch and Wim Wenders, she makes her debut in a feature film with Chocolat (1988).

Filmography: Aller au diable (2011), Una mujer en África (White Material) (2009), 35 Rhums (2008), Vers Mathilde (2005), L'intrus (2004), Vendredi Soir (2002), Trouble Every Day (2001), Beau Travail (1999), Nenétte et Boni (1996), J'ai pas sommeil (1994), Jacques Rivette, le veilleur (1990), S'en fout la mort (1990), Chocolat (1988)

Claire Denis

Film information

Int. title: To the Devil
Director: Claire Denis
Script: Claire Denis
Contact: Jeonju International Film Festival
With: Jean Bena, Johan Affossini, Peter Assabal, Jean-Christophe Folly
Country: South Korea/France
Year: 2011
Format: Digital
Length: 45 min
Language: French/English
Subtitles: Catalan/English
Edition: 2012