Synopsis by Steve Blackburn
This award-winning French documentary profiles world-class feminist existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986), author of The Ethics of Ambiguity (1948), The Second Sex (1949), and the acclaimed novel The Mandarins (1954). Directed by Josée Dayan and Malka Robowska, the program features archival footage, as well as conversations with Beauvoir reflecting on various topics, including her philosophical positions, her love affair with philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, and her friendship with philosopher Albert Camus. Simone de Beauvoir won the Red Ribbon at the American Film and Video Festival. The program is in French with English subtitles.