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Julie Bertuccelli, School of Babel, 2014

Cinemania: School of Babel

18 Feb 2015

This unassuming and quietly moving documentary from Julie Bertuccelli (Since Otar Left) recalls the likes of 2002’s Être et Avoir.

School of Babel observes the students and dynamics at a Parisian primary school, focusing on an intensive class in which children from around the world are brought together to improve their often limited French.

With a light and intimate touch, the film tackles themes of language, integration and the dislocation experienced by immigrant children, elegantly observing the pupils as they learn and adjust to one other, and to a new tongue.

This screening forms part of Cinemania, a series of inspiring film screenings and talks for young people, taking place at 12 cinemas across London.

Find out more on the Cinemania website, Facebook and Twitter pages.


School of Babel, dir. Julie Bertuccelli, France 2014, 85 mins. French with English subtitles. cert. PG

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Cinemania is presented by Picturehouse and Film Hub London. Managed by Film London, the Hub is a proud partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.


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