With THE GRADUATION, the director delves into the daily life of the Parisian cinema school, la Fémis, where a specific Republican ideal applies and entry into which can be summed up as follows: "everyone’s equal, but only the best gets in…"
Through the admission process, the hard work all year and the graduation exams, THE GRADUATION establishes a portrait of our relationship to excellency in Art, showing how a profession chooses its inheritors.
Festivals / Awards
2016: London Film Festival
2017: True/False Film Fest, True Vision Award
Venice Film Festival, Venezia Classici Award: Best Documentary on Cinema
DOP / Camera
Olivier Hespel, Nathalie Vidal
Claire Simon is scripwriter, ac-tress, photographer, editor and director. Her career is mostly focused on documentaries and to her, if “triviality contains fiction”, being a filmmaker means finding it. At All Costs (1995)/ A Foreign Body (1997)/ Mimi (2003)/ It burns (2006)/ Gods Offices (2008)/ Gare du Nord (2013)/ Human Geography (2013)/ The Woods Dreams Are Made of (2016)