SCHOOL LIFE

Rating: M
Length: 111 mins
Cast: ZITA HANROT, LIAM PIERRON, SOUFIANE GUERRAB, MOUSSA MANSALY

The second feature from Grand Corps Malade and Mehdi Idir focuses on the rough-andtumble life at an urban middle school in Saint-Denis. Seen through the eyes of a young vice principal from South-Eastern France, the directors again deploy comedic relief to drive home important issues facing the education system, echoing aspects of their 2016 blockbuster debut Step by Step.

Despite being thrown in the deep-end when transferred to her new job in Paris’ northern suburbs, Senior Education Adviser Samia (Zita Hanrot) enthusiastically supports her students in the hope of showing them a brighter future. But, in the borough of Seine-Saint-Denis – an area marked by extreme poverty and high immigration – hope is a rare commodity.

French and Arabic with English subtitles.

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