Those of you who have seen Slumdog Millionaire recently may have caught a preview for the French film that received the Palm D'or at last year's The Class.
The movie is based on an autobiographical novel by François Bégaudeau (who actually stars as the character based on himself, François Marin) and follows his experience as a literature teacher in an inner city middle school in Paris. Story aside, the movie looks gorgeous and is getting rave reviews from film critics across the board. I especially like this review, which describes the movie as "an unsentimental slice-of-life story, shot on digital film with a cast of unglamorous unknowns."
I can't wait to see this when it opens Feb. 6. To watch the trailer, just read more.
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