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

Films
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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