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The Village

Year
2019
Country
France
Duration
520’
Director
Claire Simon

A documentary series is a singular format for recounting the surprising adventures of a village in the South of France. For years, Claire Simon set up her camera in the only street in Lussas, which, like the Hollywood studios, brings together all the professions of the documentary film industry. Surrounded by vines and fruit trees, she observes the birth of an online film distribution cooperative. Over the seasons, Jean-Marie, a visionary documentary-lover, Jean-Paul, mayor-farmer, Patrice, who has gone ‘back to the land’, Manu and Vincent who sell their natural wine to Japan, and a whole community of film-loving neo-country-dwellers throw themselves passionately into ambitious, modern and rural undertakings. The film is a collective story of a village anchored in our time, like the fulfilment of a gentle utopia.

CREW:
Director: Claire Simon
Cinematographer: Claire Simon
Editor: Luc Forveille
Sound: Virgile van Ginneken, Arnaud Marten, Vincent Brunier, Daniel Capeille
Production
Petit à Petit Production, Les films de la Caravane
Sales:
Andanafilms
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)

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Third episode
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Seventh episode
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Eighth episode
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Ninth episode
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Tenth episode
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19 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
25 – 
March
3
April 2022
Récréations
RETROSPECTIVE OF CLAIRE SIMON
Récréations
Year
1992
Country
France
Director
Claire Simon
Duration
54’
RETROSPECTIVE OF CLAIRE SIMON
The Woods Dreams Are Made of
RETROSPECTIVE OF CLAIRE SIMON
The Woods Dreams Are Made of
Year
2015
Country
France, Switzerland
Director
Claire Simon
Duration
144’
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Young Solitude
RETROSPECTIVE OF CLAIRE SIMON
Young Solitude
Year
2018
Country
France
Director
Claire Simon
Duration
100’
RETROSPECTIVE OF CLAIRE SIMON