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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 Max, The 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?

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    114 minutes
  • Language
    French with English subtitles
  • Country
    France
  • Premiere
    2019 Locarno Film Festival, 2019 Toronto International Film Festival
  • Rating
    Not Rated
  • Director
    Éric Baudelaire and Anida Ait Abdesselam, Ambrine Belarbi, Andres Castro Henao, Assia Chaihab, Melinda Damis, Alyssa David, Dafa Diallo, Océane El Faqir, Sabou Fofana, Gaëtan Gichtenaere, Lina Ikhlef, Bintou Kamate, Guy-Yanis Kodjo, Ibrahima Konate, Basile Leignel, Gabriel- David Pop, Aissé Sacko, Rabyatou Saho, Mohammed Samassa, Fatimata Sarr, Manelle Zigh
  • Producer
    Poulet-Malassis
  • Co-Producer
    Camille Laemlé
  • Cinematographer
    Claire Mathon, Raphaël Vandenbussche, Alan Guichaoua
  • Editor
    Claire Atherton
  • Sound Design
    Erwan Kerzanet, Philippe Welsh