"A profound and moving film
on a woman who continues to speak to all of us."
- MICHAEL MOORE
"Julia Haslett has made a profound and moving film on a woman who continues to speak to all of us.
Few Americans know of Simone Weil, but this deeply affecting documentary will make you want to know more. AN ENCOUNTER WITH SIMONE WEIL challenges all of us not to look the other way when we see the suffering of others. Julia's personal journey through the film is both heartbreaking and inspiring."
~Michael Moore, Filmmaker
"...intensely personal and touching."
~New York Magazine, Critics' Pick
~The Village Voice, Aaron Hillis
"An intellectual odyssey"
~DOX Magazine, Europe's leading documentary film magazine, Alexander Carnera
"An astonishing and revelatory piece of work."
~Siân Miles, author of Simone Weil: An Anthology
"A penetrating, provocative meditation on a lamentably little known activist and mystic."
~One More Film Blog
"Haslett offers a provocative and deeply personal meditation on a genius whose incandescence illuminated some of the darkest moments of the 20th Century, even as it consumed her to the wick."
~Joslyn Barnes, Louverture Films (USA)
"...a moving document that compels us to reflect on themes in our own lives."
~Mariëtte Baarda, De Groene Amsterdammer (The Netherlands)
~Julia Bacha, Director, Budrus
"Haslett takes Weil's quote that 'Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity' as her film's motto. Her attention deserves our own."
~Christianity Today, Kenneth R. Morefield Six Indie Film You Won't Want to Miss