Le Concours (The Graduation)
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Festival in Media
Section: ARTS
Country: France 
Year: 2016


Le Concours (The Graduation)

color/115 minutes

Director: Claire Simon. Screenplay: Claire Simon. Cinematography: Claire Simon, Aurélien Py, Pierre-Hubert Martin, Prisca Bourgoin. Editing: Luc Forveille, Léa Masson. Cast: Alain Bergala, Xanaë Bove, Emmanuel Chaumet, Claire Childeric, Michaël Dacheux, Joël Danet.

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 choses his inheritors. But every jury doubts and questions itself.. In a place of culture where generations intermingle what bases the choice of professionals who admit the young people to enter this prestigious school?

Andolfi, Mouvement, Ciné+
World Sales:
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Claire Simon

Born in London Caire Simon is a French scriptwriter, actress, cinematographer, editor and director. An atypical talent in the French movie world, Claire Simon has been trying for more than two decades to this day - ceaselessly and successfully - to capture the essence of reality working on both sides and directing ¬action feature fi¬lms as well documentaries selected in major festivals around the world.


1990 Les patients (Documentary)
1995 At All Costs (Documentary)
1997 A Foreign Body
1998 Récréations (Documentary)
2002 800 km de différence - Romance (Documentary)
2003 Mimi (Documentary)
2006 Ça brûle
2008 God's Offices
2013 Gare du Nord
2013 Human Geography (Documentary)
2015 Le bois dont les rêves sont faits (Documentary)
2016 The Graduation (Documentary)
2017 Rabbi Shaolin (Short)