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Unoccupied Zone: The Impossible Life of Simone Weil

Unoccupied Zone: The Impossible Life of Simone Weil

Biography, Documentary, True Story | English, French | 45 minutes

Company

Polyvinyl Films


Cast & Crew

Director

Cathy Lee Crane


Trailer

vimeo.com/10822155


Synopsis

The 20 century French philosopher wrote, life is a "composition on several planes." This hybrid biography is therefore not simply an account of Simone Weil’s life, but rather the skein of her ideas. The “unoccupied zone” is meant only marginally to refer to the southern part of France under Vichy. It is more importantly an existential labyrinth imaged by the film itself; a psychic space through which Weil passed while in exile in her own country in the early 1940s.

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Completion Year

2006


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