Le Bois dont les rêves sont faits

Le Bois de Vincennes, a huge, mostly wild forest just outside Paris, is a secret shelter for many Parisians. A genius loci and even a contemporary Noah's Ark, if not a lost paradise where all kinds of people escape the dangers and chaos of the city. Migrants, natives, prostitutes and their anonymous clients, stalkers, loners, philosophers, romantics, artists and dreamers come here to find solace and discover themselves. Some even live amidst this wilderness as outcasts and hermits, believing that only by communing with nature can they really be free and understand the meaning of life as well as return to their childhood, the true home of every human being. Claire Simon interviews and follows them with great delicacy, opening a door to a totally different life hidden just beyond the urban landscape of Paris. A truly humane view on contemporary man.

Filmmaker
Claire Simon
Country
France, Switzerland
Year
2015
Medium
DCP
Length
144’
Language
French
Producer
Jean-Luc Ormières, Gerard Monier, Sandrine Dumas
Production Company
Just Sayin' Films, Tipimages Productions, PIO & Co
Sales
Be For Films
Writer
Claire Simon
Cinematography
Claire Simon
Editor
Luc Forveille
Sound Design
Olivier Hespel, François Musy, Gabriel Hafner
Website
http://facebook.com/leboislefilm