French Film Screening – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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French Film Screening

Interested in contemporary French issues? French film? Then come see the 2008 film, “Entre Les Murs” (The Class). Sponsored by the French and Francophone Studies Department and the students of French 101, 121, and 241, the film will be shown on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 8:30 p.m. in Demarest 14.

Entre Les Mursfocuses on Francois Marin, a teacher in an inner-city Paris classroom. Marin  battles resistant students and resistant teachers in his attempt to educate the 14 and 15-year-olds in his classroom.  The film is a journey into the complicated world of high school and rebellious teenagers, “Entre les Murs” is an energetic and inspiring story about overcoming obstacles and making tough choices.

“The young bodies crowding “The Class,” an artful, intelligent movie about modern French identity and the attempt to transform those bodies into citizens through talk, talk, talk, come in all sizes, shapes and colors,” writes Manohla Dargis for the New York Times.

The highly acclaimed film was the winner of the Palme D’Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

The film will be shown in French with English subtitles. A discussion with snacks will follow the screening. All are welcome.