Unlock to stream instantly
Already unlocked? for access

Give as a gift

Protected ContentThis content can only be viewed in authorized regions: North America.
$12After unlocking, you'll have 7 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 5 days to finish watching. Need help?

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, filmmaker Éric Baudelaire offers a new perspective on the realities of our current socio-political 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?


"It’s the cumulative effect of seeing the world through the eyes of these children that makes this movie so deeply joyful. This is a heartening project, a philosophical excavation of a school that abounds with playful optimism." —New York Times

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    114 minutes
  • Language
    French
  • Country
    France
  • Director
    Éric Baudelaire
  • Cinematographer
    Claire Mathon, Raphaël Vandenbussche, Alan Guichaoua
  • Editor
    Claire Atherton