Where is the Playground?
Director: Laurent Cantet
Cast: François Bégaudeau, Agame Malembo-Emene, Angélica Sancio, Arthur Fogel
France, 2008, 128', color, French, Bambara, Spanish with Turkish subtitles
Cultures and attitudes often clash in the classroom. As amusing and inspiring as the teenage students can be, their difficult behavior can still jeopardize any teacher's enthusiasm for the low-paying job. Insisting on an atmosphere of respect and diligence that's neither stuffy nor severe, his frankness often takes the students by surprise. But his classroom ethics are put to the test when his students begin to challenge his methods. The Class follows the year in the life of a French schoolteacher working at a high school in a tough neighborhood of Paris.
22 September Saturday
07 October Sunday