Worth Watching - Oct 9: Palme d'Or Winner The Class
This year's winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes is a French film titled The Class aka Entre les Murs. A trailer for the film has been discovered, courtesy of The Playlist, and is worth watching for those interested in seeing what this year's big Cannes winner is all about. Although it doesn't have subtitles (I wish I knew what they were saying!), you should be able to get through it anyway with this plot synopsis in mind: The Class is an evocation of contemporary society as seen through a year's worth of events in a Paris junior high school. Sound interesting? After watching this trailer, you should be more than interested!
Watch the French trailer for The Class:
For more info, head to the official website for the film: sonyclassics.com/theclass
The Class is directed by famed French filmmaker Laurent Cantet, of films like Human Resources, Time Out, and Heading South previously. The script is based off of François Bégaudeau's book of the same name; Bégaudeau assisted in adapting the screenplay in addition to Robin Campillo and Cantet. Sony Pictures Classics picked up the film for distribution after its debut at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. The Class will arrive in limited theaters in the US starting on Christmas Day, December 25th.
Reader Feedback - 3 Comments
I can translate you the ending : The teacher ask her what she reads and she says that she is reading "La République" of PLaton. And the teacher says to her that this is good for her, and she answered "it's not a bitch's book!". French's critics of the film (by the audience) : http://www.allocine.fr/film/fichefilm_gen_cfilm=58151.html
Florian on Oct 9, 2008
After watching this trailer, you should be more than interested! how? watching all of them seated in a class discussing something and not understanding what they're saying makes this movie interesting? you (Alex) can't even say whether you're interested or not based on watching the trailer alone... appreciate the effort of putting up this one but i hope, if your truly appreciate your site's audience's effort too, next time you put something we can relate too...
miracle disease on Oct 9, 2008
Great movie. It really pinpoints problems in the school system and it tries to figure how to handle different situations. Interesting movie and totally worth going to see.
max on Oct 10, 2008
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