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Directed by: Éric Baudelaire

Runtime: 114 min

Year: 2019

Country: France

Rated: Not Rated

Language: French

Subtitles: English

Film Type: Documentary

Commissioned as a dedicated artwork for the newly constructed Dora Maar middle school on the outskirts of Paris, Un Film Dramatique is a lively portrait of the first class to attend the school, filmed over the course of four years. The group of 21 middle schoolers discuss the drama of their daily lives and experiment with cameras and equipment. They are the film’s subjects, and also its makers.

With a refreshingly uninhibited approach, Éric Baudelaire (Letters to MaxThe Anabasis of May…) offers a new perspective on the realities of our current sociopolitical moment that is both playful and purposeful. As the students debate the approaching elections and the immigration crisis, they also seek to answer a key political question—what are we doing here together?


“[A] rare film that conveys the capacious lyricism we tend to associate with the cinema of Agnès Varda. This is one of the year’s very best.”
– Michael Sicinski, Cinema Scope

“A work of refreshing spontaneity and continuous revelation.”
– Jordan M. Smith, Nonfics

Official Selection:

2019 Locarno Film Festival
2019 Toronto International Film Festival
2019 New York Film Festival
2019 Vienna Film Festival
2019 DocLisboa
2019 Mar del Plata International Film Festival
2020 International Film Festival Rotterdam

Tuesday, May 11 @ 7:00 PM

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Available to view from May 11 through May 17 or until all tickets are reserved.


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