For many, the forest as an escape place is a synonym of shelter and comfort. In that location, the director observes the urban tension of those who find a dream-like mirage and allow themselves to silent anything that appeared to stand as an obstacle.
A question of rhythm, structure, and wisdom in the organization of situations. This film by Claire Simon is a tour into the Bois de Vincennes, yet it’s not an exploration of the site, but rather of the diverse uses and experiences the place has to offer. With its multiple portraits, the film’s description gives way to little successive stories –the themes range from sex to fishing surprising specimens, as well as many others– that seem to emerge from that place, which is both open and filled with mysteries and possibilities. Or at least that is what we are lead to think by the rhythm, structure, and wisdom this filmmaker exhibits, as he observes the world –or any micro-universe for that matter– and returns it to us with an evident and extraordinary fluency. JPF
D, G, F, DA: Claire Simon E: Luc Forveille S: Olivier Hespel, François Musy, Gabriel Hafner P: Jean-Luc Ormieres CP: Just Sayin’ Films
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She was born in London in 1955. She also works as an actress, cinematographer, and film editor. She directed several short films, documentaries and fiction films. Some of them were screened at the Festival, like God’s Offices (2008; Bafici ‘09), At All Costs (1995; Bafici ‘12) and Gare du Nord (2013; Bafici ‘14).