School Of Babel


They are Irish, Senegalese, Brazilian, Moroccan, Chinese… They are between eleven and fifteen years old and have just arrived in France. For a year they will be all together in the same ‘reception class’ of a Parisian secondary school, under the supervision of their teacher Brigitte Cervoni, the driving force behind the film. Twenty-four students, twenty-four nationalities… In this multicultural arena, we see the innocence, the enthusiasm and inner turmoil of these teenagers who, caught in the midst of starting out on a new life, learning a new language and adapting to a different culture, question our preconceived ideas and give us hope for a better world and a better future…

Certificate: PG            Distributor: New Wave Films

Dir. Julie Bertuccelli, France, 2014, 94 mins, French



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