Film: The Class (Êntre les Murs)
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Sep 20, 2015 6:30pm
Organized by: Netherlands-Flemish Institute Cairo (NVIC)
Venue: Netherlands-Flemish Institute Cairo (NVIC)
Address: 1 Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek

Laurent Cantet – France – 2008

Êntre les Murs is a realistic portrait of a class in a tough Parisian neighbourhood where Mister Marin teaches French to a mixed group of 13- and 14-year-olds. The film concentrates on Marin as he tries to keep order in the class, mediating between conflicting ethnic groups, quieting the rowdy, bringing out the reticent, and trying to educate them. 
The film is based on the novel of François Bégaudeau who wrote an account of his experiences as a French language and literature teacher in a middle school in the 20th arrondissement of Paris. In the film Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as Mister Marin. Made with mainly non-actors, Êntre les Murs is sometimes painfully recognizable.

Êntre les Murs has won the prestigious Palme D’Or at the Cannes film festival and was warmly received by both critics and film lovers all over the world.

With: François Bégaudeau, Agame Malembo-Emene, Angélica Sancio
Duration: 128 minutes
Language: French (English subtitles)