School Of Babel
Documentary, Feature film, 1h29, 2014
Director: Julie Bertuccelli
They come from Romania, Ukraine, Chile, Tunisia, Poland, China, Sri Lanka or Venezuela. The Grange-aux-Belles reception class in Paris welcomes non-French-speaking pupils to enable them to learn French, with the aim of joining the normal school curriculum the following year. Over the course of a year, filmmaker Julie Bertuccelli immersed herself in the day-to-day life of this atypical class.
Awards and festivals:
César Award nominations: Best documentary. Rome International Film Festival. Auch Film Festival. Albi Film Festival. Abu Dhabi International Film Festival. Rendez-vous with French cinema in New-York. Istanbul International Film Festival. Toronto Kids International Film Festival. San Francisco Film Festival. Crossing Europe Film Festival Austria. ZLIN Film Festival Czech Republic. Sydney International Film Festival. Melbourne Film Festival. Stronger than Fiction Film Festival Canberra. RIDM Documentary Festival Montréal. Sheffield International Documentary Festival. Festival du film français au Japon. FICDOS.
Sampek Productions; in coproduction with Arte Cinéma, with the participation of Centre National du Cinéma et de l'image animée Fonds Images de la diversité.
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