BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
International documentary

School of Babel

ORIGINAL TITLE:
La cour de Babel
Frankrike/ 2013/ 1 t. 29 min.
LANGUAGE:
Fransk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Engelsk
CAST:
Josiane Zardoya, Olivier Daviaud, Isabelle Laclau, Olivier Goinard
DIRECTOR:
Julie Bertuccelli
WRITER:
Julie Bertuccelli
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Julie Bertuccelli
PRODUCER:
Les Films du Poisson, Sampek Productions
French for foreigners

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

Julie Bertuccelli (France, 1968) Filmography: THE TREE (2010), SINCE OTAR LEFT (2003), LA FABRIQUE DES JUGES OU LES RÈGLES DU JEU (1998)

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