||Impossible Life of Simone Weil
||Occupied Paris (2:49) -- Heaven (0:48) -- Play About Conspiracy (2:31) -- Life Under Occupation (2:10) -- Mers El Kebir (1:07) -- Weil Interrogated (2:48) -- Parents' House (1:14) -- Conquest (1:47) -- Defining Jew (2:04) -- Conversation with Priest (2:47) -- Weil's Beliefs on Thought (2:22) -- Exile (2:00) -- Weil Captured (1:24) -- Interrogation (3:14) -- Mystical Vision (2:26) -- Farm Work (4:12) -- Political Lectures (1:01) -- Life in Poverty (1:24) -- Call of Other World (1:54) -- Credits: Unoccupied Zone: The Impossible Life of Simone Weil (3:13)
||The 20th-century French philosopher, political activist, and Christian mystic Simone Weil wrote that "human life is a composition on several planes." Accordingly, this biography from avant-garde filmmaker Cathy Lee Crane is not simply an account of Weil's life, but a multilayered representation of her ideas as well. The black-and-white dramatization uses reenactments and experimental effects along with excerpts from Weil's Marseille notebooks to portray the time she spent in France's unoccupied zone during World War II. "The unoccupied zone" also refers to the psychic space through which Weil passed while exiled in her own country, an existential labyrinth imagined by Crane in this film.
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|Interest grade level
||13 & up.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Language||Portions with English subtitles.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: Cathy Lee Crane, 2006.|
|Publisher number||53548 Films Media Group|