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SCHOOL OF BABEL

Day Eleven of the 2014 Rendez Vous with French Cinema

TheHopeKudos to director Julie Bertuccelli for this lovely doc filled with the luminous faces of kids from all around the world: Asia, Africa, Europe, & South America: TheNames

 

 

 

 

 

One year in a Parisian “Reception Class,” where an indefatigable teacher helps a room full of tweens learn basic educational skills.

The kids come from all over the world & some barely know the rudiments of spoken French, & yet, despite the family trauma implied by each mini-story, they–& their parents–are filled with such hope your heart will melt. (JLH: 4/5)

Click HERE to read our FF2 Haiku. Not yet seen by Rich.

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Q: Does this film pass the Bechdel Test? Yes! DigitalStampA

The teacher (Do we ever learn the name of this wonderful woman?) interacts with many students–male and female–but most of her interactions with their parents are woman-to-woman. Yes, sometimes fathers come too, but the mothers are always there!

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