François and his fellow teachers 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…
Laurent Cantet is a French director, born on June 15, 1961 at Melle (Deux-Sèvres). His parents were schoolteachers in Ardilleux.
On 25 May 2008, he received the Palme d’Or at the Festival de Cannes 2008, for the movie Entre les murs. –Wikipedia
O vencedor da Palma de Ouro em Cannes 2008, acompanha o ano letivo de uma classe em uma escola de Paris. Baseado no livro do professor François Bégaudeau (que interpreta a si mesmo), o filme é uma… read review
English Title: The Class
Original Title: Entre les murs
Language: French, Bambara, Spanish
Director: Laurent Cantet
as the son of a high school teacher, as well as spending time as a substitute high school teacher myself, I can tell you first hand that teaching nowadays is tougher than ever. Unfortunately, that’s… read review