2   Nicolas Philibert French Sensibility

Nicolas Philibert

Nicolas Philibert says he did not wake up one morning thinking, ‘I want to be a documentarist.’ It was just that the first film he made happened to be a documentary. He thinks that a lot of things simply happen by chance. He might have gone to film school but, in the days when he was moving into higher education, the emphasis in film school entrance in France was on science subjects and that was not his preferred field. So he went to university, where he studied Philosophy and at the same time started dabbling with film. He worked as an assistant director after graduating, with distinguished ...

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