Le bois dont les rêves sont faits / The Woods Dreams Are Made Of

Le bois dont les rêves sont faits / The Woods Dreams Are Made Of

Our World, Our Lives: A Documentary Series  


Tuesday, September 26 at 6:30 p.m.
$7 Members / $10 Non-Members / Includes a glass of French wine
54 W. Chicago Avenue

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With Michael Naas, Chair of the Philosophy Department at DePaul University • In French with English subtitles

 

Le bois dont les rêves sont faits / The Woods Dreams Are Made Of by Claire Simon (2015, 144 min.)

From painters to prostitutes and ornithologists to athletes, the Bois de Vincennes plays a central role in many everyday lives. Veteran director Claire Simon engages the audience with a hypnotic and authentic look at this Parisian park, including a moving visit to the remnants of the experimental university of Vincennes where the great philosopher Gilles Deleuze once lectured on the “lines of escape” that free individuals from the calcification of society. 

 

Our World, Our Lives: A Documentary Series

At a time when alternative facts are all the rage, we return to cinéma-vérité and the documentary form at large to examine the world we live in and the people we live with.

Revisit works by seasoned French directors, such as New Wave's Agnès Varda, and discover some of the best of a booming new generation of filmmakers consistently singled out for praise by the international press.

Don't miss out on young Chicago filmmakers with a selection of short documentaries curated by the Chicago International Film Festival and presented prior to each feature. Join our guest speakers as they shed light on facts often stranger than fiction and become a critic during our post-screening discussions

Are you ready? Because anything can happen when you walk out, camera in hand, to meet reality…

Films from Young French Cinema series offered by UniFrance Films, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Institut Français.