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Studying Mankind Nature

Studying Mankind Nature



While French director Claire Simon's drama, Gare du Nord, had its world premiere in the Concorso internazionale at the Festival del film Locarno, her Géographie humaine (Human Geography) is competing in the Fuori concorso.

Here the fictional characters at the Parisian transit station are replaced by real people, distilling their lives down to a few words before jumping on the next train. Simon Mérabet, the son of Algerian immigrants and living in Var, accompanied Simon on her interview mission among the railway passengers.

Jørn Rossing Jensen

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