Film Club “Primaire” 11th July @ 8pm
Director: Helene Angel
Cast: Sarah Forestier, Vincent Elbaz, Albert Cousi
FILM INFO: 105mins, France, 2017, CLUB, French
Florence (Sara Forestier) is a primary school teacher who also happens to live in an apartment in the school building with her young son. One day, she finds herself caring for a troubled pupil named Sacha, and begins trying to track down his absent parents. However, Florence’s own life begins to fall apart as she struggles with a frustrated son and an increasingly stressful job….
Primaire is a love letter to teachers everywhere. Director / co-writer Hélène Angel expertly captures Florence’s trials & tribulations both inside and outside of the classroom. While the film has no shortage of French charm, it doesn’t shy away from the reality of modern education – showing how both teachers and pupils can find themselves struggling in an often unfriendly & under-resourced system.