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School of Babel

Original title: Cour de Babel, La
German title: Schule von Babel, Die *
France, 2013

Director: Bertuccelli, Julie
Production company: Les Films du Poisson, Sampek Productions
Co-producers: Arte France Cinéma
Age recommendation: 12 years and up

They've just arrived in France. They are Irish, Serbian, Brazilian, Tunisian, Chinese, and Senegalese. During a year, Julie Bertuccelli filmed the exchanges, conflicts, and joys of this group of students aged between 11 and 15 years old who all attend the same class to learn French. In this small theater of the world, the innocence, energy, and contradictions of these adolescents are expressed. Driven by the same desire to change their lives, these students challenge many established ideas about youth and integration, and give us hope for the future.


Abu Dhabi 2013, Istanbul IFF 2014, San Francisco IFF 2014, TIFF Kids Toronto 2014, Zlin 2014, Tel Aviv ICFF 2014, Buster Copenhagen 2014

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Pyramide (FR)

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