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Claudine Bories

Claudine Bories

France

Biography

Claudine Bories began her career in theatre. Between 1970 and 1976, she took part in the movement of the decentralisation of theatre in France, taking productions to towns in the country. In 1968, she directed her first documentary, Femmes d’Aubervillers, and followed that with Juliette du côté des hommes (1981), which was selected for Cannes Festival. Between 1990 and 2002, she helped run Péripherie, a creative centre dedicated to documentary cinema in Seine Saint Denis, and started the Documentary Cinema Meetings. She was also president of Addoc, a group that brings together French documentarists. On top of her documentaries, she’s directed various short-films and one feature-length fiction film, La Fille du Magicien (1990). In 2010 she receives Doc Alliance Award for feature length documentary The Arrivals.

Filmography:

Femmes d’Aubervillers (France, 1968)
Juliette du côté des hommes (France, 1981)
Lointains boxeurs (14´, France, 1982)
La fille du magicien (90´, France, 1990)
L'enfant du parking (15´, France, 1997)
Monsieur contre madame (90´, France, 1999)
Les arrivants/ The Arrivals (113´, France, 2009)

The Arrivals 01

The Arrivals

Les Arrivants (Orig.) / 2009 / France / 111 min

Everyday routine in a centre for asylum seeking families in Paris. Social workers and new arrivals on the edge of a nervous breakdown...

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