Promotion André S. Labarthe
Simon Gaillot was born in 1994, in Lorraine, and studied the art history, the film history and philosophy in Paris.
When he was twenty, he decided he would make a film based on a play outdoors every summer. In keeping with the spirit of Jean Cocteau, who saw the art of film-making above all as a craft, he works with a constant concern for economy, establishing a close relationship between text, body and landscape.
This has enabled him to create very free adaptations of the works of Julien Gracq, Robert Walser and Jean Racine.