News reaches us of the upcoming release of Palm D’or winner The Class (Entre Les Murs) later this month.
Set for release on 27th February, the film follows François and his fellow teachers as they prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighbourhood.
Armed with the best intentions, they brace themselves to not let discouragement stop them from trying to give the best education to their students.
Cultures and attitudes often clash in the classroom, a microcosm of contemporary France. As amusing and inspiring as the teenaged students can be, their difficult behaviour can still jeopardise any teacher’s enthusiasm for the low-paying job.
François insists on an atmosphere of respect and diligence. Neither stuffy nor severe, his extravagant frankness often takes the students by surprise. But his classroom ethics are put to the test when his students begin to challenge his methods…
Confirmed cinemas: Curzon Soho, Renoir Cinema, Curzon Mayfair, Chelsea Cinema, Greenwich Picturehouse, Gate Picturehouse, Ritzy Brixton, Cine Lumiere, Clapham Picturehouse, Phoenix EF, Barbican Centre, Curzon Richmond, Everyman Belsize Park, Screen on the Green, Genesis Mile End, FACT Liverpool, Cinema City Norwich, Tyneside Newcastle, Harbour Lights Southampton, Arts Picturehouse Cambridge, Phoenix Oxford, Rio Dalston, DOY Brighton, Chapter Cardiff, Cornerhouse Manchester, Broadway Nottingham, Watershed Bristol, Showroom Sheffield, Kino Digital Glasgow, Cameo Edinburgh, QFT Belfast Film, IFI Dublin Theatre, Lighthouse Dublin.
Official Website: www.theclassmovie.co.uk