School of Babel
Newly arrived in France, 24 teenagers from 24 different countries are placed in a reception class and given intensified training in learning and speaking French. While some come from families who moved to France for work opportunities, others have fled persecution and poverty in their own countries. With vastly diverse backgrounds, but the same desire to change their lives, they work hard to adapt to the new society. As they work together, they gradually realize that language doesn't have to be a barrier to friendship and mutual respect.
Julie Bertuccelli (France, 1968) Filmography: THE TREE (2010), SINCE OTAR LEFT (2003), LA FABRIQUE DES JUGES OU LES RÈGLES DU JEU (1998)