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13 Ratings

Le bois dont nos rêves sont faits

Directed by Claire Simon
France, 2015


Like an accessible form of Paradise Lost, weekend trips to the woods offer a concentrated dose of well-being and a refuge in nature…

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Le bois dont nos rêves sont faits Directed by Claire Simon
Simon’s solicitous, observational documentary radiates a nonjudgmental, democratic aura, reinforcing a vision of the park as a kind of utopia where those from different walks of life can cross paths and coexist peacefully—a kind of metaphor for the diversity of films and participants in a film festival, itself.
December 12, 2016
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The film runs on longer than it should, sure, but it’s a small concession for a work that can make even the most parochial a bit more empathetic.
April 11, 2016
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There’s a hint of Frederick Wiseman to the film’s at once expansive (running nearly two-and-a-half hours in length) and intimate approach, though Simon’s subtle adornments suggest additional dimensions of philosophical inquiry.
April 06, 2016
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