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The Woods Dreams Are Made of

Year
2015
Country
France, Switzerland
Duration
144’
Director
Claire Simon

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.

CREW
Director: Claire Simon
Producer: Jean-Luc Ormieres
Cinematographer: Claire Simon
Editor: Luc Forveill
Sound: Olivier Hespel, François Musy, Gabriel Hafner
Production
Just Sayin’ Films, Pio & Co, Tipimages Productions
Director
Claire Simon

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.

Selected Filmography

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)

DOCUSPACE ONLINE CINEMA
18 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
26 – 
March
4
April 2021
Récréations
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Récréations
Year
1992
Country
France
Director
Claire Simon
Duration
54’
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The Village
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The Village
Year
2019
Country
France
Director
Claire Simon
Duration
520’
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Young Solitude
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Young Solitude
Year
2018
Country
France
Director
Claire Simon
Duration
100’
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