Claire Simon (France)

The versatile filmmaker Claire Simon is primarily known for her documentaries, on which she is frequently responsible for the script, camera, editing and direction. Her choice of stories is also wide-ranging. However, they do have one common dominator in the magic of everyday things and banalities. Simon originally studied ethnology, Arabic and Berber and taught herself filmmaking. She presented her first feature film at the parallel selection the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes. She worked as a teacher at France’s La Femis, an experience that informed her documentary The Graduation. FebioFest

Filmography

  • Tandis que j'agonise
    1980
  • La Police
    1988
  • Les patients
    1989
  • Scènes de ménage
    1992
  • Roue
    1993
  • Artiste peintre
    1993
  • Histoire de Marie
    1993
  • Comment acheter une arme
    1993
  • Coûte que coûte
    1995
  • Sinon, oui
    1997
  • Récréations
    1998
  • Ça, c'est vraiment toi
    1999
  • 800 km de différence
    2001
  • Mimi
    2002
  • Est-ce qu'on a gagné ou est-ce qu'on a encore perdu?
    2004
  • Ça brûle
    2006
  • Les bureaux de Dieu
    2008
  • Géographie humaine / Gare du Nord
    2013
  • Le bois dont les rêves sont faits
    2015
  • Le concours / The Graduation
    2016
  • Rabbi Shaolin
    2017
  • Premières solitudes
    2018

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