The final film in our Tournées Festival is a winner of the 2008 Palme d’Or at Cannes, the film follows a class at a diverse Parisian public junior high school. In an unusual example of art imitating life, the film was based on the best-selling book by real-life teacher François Bégaudeau, who also wrote the screenplay and plays himself in the film. As François attempts to teach the French language to his multi-ethnic students, he offers both the opportunity and the threat of modern cultural assimilation. No one is above reproach in this difficult and important film.
Free and open to the public. All films subtitled in English.
Support for the Tournées Festival is provided by
The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs / The Centre National de la Cinématographie
Helga Lenart-Cheng, Ph.D.Department of Modern LanguagesSaint Mary's CollegeMoraga, CA email@example.com