A documentary series / A long feature documentary by Claire Simon
Lussas is a small village in South Ardeche, France, with only one main road crossing the village. This real village, with farmers and vineyards, is also turning over time into the Hollywood of documentary films. A few people are preparing the launch of a television channel. From this sweet utopia to the inauguration of a high-tech tool on the internet, Claire Simon depicts a singular adventure of our times.
Born in London, Claire Simon first directed independent short films.
She then discovered the practice of direct cinema with the Ateliers
Varan and made several documentaries such as Coûte que coûte
(1995) and Récréations (1998), which garnered multiple awards.
She wrote and directed three feature fiction films which were presented in the director’s fortnight in Cannes : Sinon oui (1997), Ça brûle (2005), Les Bureaux de dieu (2008). Her most recent films include Gare du Nord (fiction,2013), which premiered at the Locarno Film Festival, Le Bois Dont les Rêves Sont Faits (2016) and Le Concours (2017), which premiered at Venice International Film Festival and won the award of Venice classic’s best documentary.