As a reachable form of a lost Eden within everyone’s grasp, everybody comes to the Bois de Vincennes to seek refuge in Nature. People from all walks of life have the right to be here: rich, poor, French, foreign, gay, straight, alone or accompanied, old-school or hip. The Woods are an island surrounded by the towns that encircle it: a mirage dreamed up by a fatigued city-dweller. The difficulty of living in the city is left behind. Here we heal, play, have fun and dream. Throughout the seasons, a series of exchanges speak of this utopia that everyone imagines for him or herself.
Claire Simon was born in London. She first worked as an editor, and then shot several short films and documentaries before making her first feature film, A Foreign Body, in 1997. In addition to working as a director and screenwriter, Claire Simon is a cinematographer and actress.
Récréations (1992), At All Costs (1995), A Foreign Body (1997), 800 km of Difference (2001), Mimi (2002), On Fire (2006), God’s Offices (2008), Gare du Nord (2013), Human Geography (2013), The Woods Dreams Are Made Of (2015), The Competition (2016), Young Solitude (2018)