An Encounter with Simone Weil (2012)
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An Encounter with Simone Weil tells the story of French philosopher, activist, and mystic, Simone Weil (1909-1943) who spent most of her too-short life advocating for the rights of the socially and politically disadvantaged. On her quest to understand Simone Weil, filmmaker Julia Haslett confronts profound questions of moral responsibility both within her own family and the broader context of 21st century America. Using Weil's writings and teachings as a framework for her own experience, Haslett
Mar 23, 2012 Limited
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Though Weil remains fascinating, Ms. Haslett's film, even when it uses more traditional documentary techniques, mostly isn't.
Julia Haslett's absorbing if patchy ode to Weil, an advocate for the rights of the disadvantaged, confronts her subject's ideas of moral responsibility through surprisingly personal and experimental means.
Filmmaker Julia Haslett was so moved by a quote of Simone Weil's that she spent the next six years studying the French philosopher and making a film about her life and writings.
Honorable but self-indulgent attempt to bring alive the elusive French philosopher-activist-leftist Simone Weil, meshed this with the filmmaker's personal family history.
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