Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2018
Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2018
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"THE CASTING IS SPOT-ON, ESPECIALLY SCANDEL AS PAUL AND TOTOCHE, WHO IS SCRUFFILY PORTRAYED BY THE CHARISMATIC FRANÇOIS CLUZET." - THE UP COMING
Film Category
  • THE SCHOOL OF LIFE
  • THE SCHOOL OF LIFE
  • THE SCHOOL OF LIFE
  • THE SCHOOL OF LIFE
  • THE SCHOOL OF LIFE
  • THE SCHOOL OF LIFE
  • THE SCHOOL OF LIFE
  • THE SCHOOL OF LIFE
  • THE SCHOOL OF LIFE
  • THE SCHOOL OF LIFE

THE SCHOOL OF LIFE

 L'ÉCOLE BUISSONIÈRE

FRANCE • COMEDY, DRAMA • 116 MINS • 2017 • PG
Directed by: NICOLAS VANIER
Starring: François Cluzet, Éric Elmosnino, François Berléand, Jean Scandel
Filmmaker Nicolas Vanier (director Belle and Sebastian 2013; see Belle and Sebastian 3 in this year’s Festival) borrows from his own childhood experiences growing up in Sologne to inform The School of Life – a gratifying, feel-good story about a boy whose miserable existence in a Parisian orphanage is changed forever when he is taken to live in rural France.

Paul (Jean Scandel) has only ever known the dark, prison-like world of high walls, fear and melancholy of the orphanage in which he lives. When entrusted to the care of Célestine (Valérie Karsenti) and Borel (Éric Elmosnino,The Bélier Family, AF FFF2015) Paul is whisked away to leafy forests, misty ponds and vast fields of Count de la Fresnaye for whom Célestine and Borel work.

When he befriends an eccentric poacher, Totoche (FrançoisCluzet, The Intouchables, 2011), Paul learns about life, the many secrets of the Count’s mysterious forests and that his coming to Sologne was more than just pure chance.

Breathtakingly photographed, Vanier’s film is a loving child’s-eye ode to the beauty of the natural world – and what it can teach us about life and death – that cannot help but make everyone who sees it smile.

French with English subtitles

 

Sessions


      Opening Night, Closing Night          Special Event, Q&A


BUY 2:00 PMWednesday 28 February Palace Norton St.
BUY 3:50 PMThursday 1 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 6:00 PMFriday 2 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 1:15 PMSaturday 3 March Palace Verona
BUY 6:40 PMSaturday 3 March Palace Central
BUY 3:30 PMSunday 4 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 6:45 PMSunday 4 March Palace Verona
BUY 3:50 PMMonday 5 March Palace Central
BUY 6:40 PMTuesday 6 March Palace Central
BUY 6:00 PMWednesday 7 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 3:45 PMThursday 8 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 3:45 PMFriday 9 March Palace Verona
BUY 6:45 PMFriday 9 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 6:00 PMSaturday 10 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 8:20 PMSaturday 10 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 3:15 PMSunday 11 March Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
BUY 3:50 PMSunday 11 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 6:15 PMMonday 12 March Palace Verona
BUY 6:45 PMTuesday 13 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 4:15 PMThursday 15 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 2:00 PMFriday 16 March Palace Central
BUY 6:30 PMFriday 16 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 1:30 PMSaturday 17 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 3:50 PMSaturday 17 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 6:15 PMSunday 18 March Palace Verona
BUY 6:40 PMSunday 18 March Palace Central
BUY 6:15 PMMonday 19 March Palace Verona
BUY 7:00 PMMonday 19 March Palace Central
BUY 1:10 PMTuesday 20 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 4:00 PMWednesday 21 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 6:00 PMWednesday 21 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 6:45 PMThursday 22 March Palace Verona
BUY 7:00 PMThursday 22 March Palace Central
BUY 6:30 PMFriday 23 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 1:30 PMSaturday 24 March Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
BUY 6:45 PMSaturday 24 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 3:50 PMSunday 25 March Palace Central
BUY 1:30 PMMonday 26 March Palace Central
BUY 1:10 PMFriday 2 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 6:30 PMFriday 2 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 1:40 PMSaturday 3 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 4:00 PMSaturday 3 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 6:30 PMSaturday 3 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 1:30 PMSunday 4 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 1:30 PMTuesday 6 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 6:30 PMTuesday 6 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 6:45 PMWednesday 7 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 4:00 PMThursday 8 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 4:15 PMFriday 9 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 6:30 PMFriday 9 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 4:00 PMSaturday 10 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 4:30 PMSaturday 10 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 6:45 PMSaturday 10 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 1:30 PMSunday 11 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 6:30 PMSunday 11 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 1:45 PMTuesday 13 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 4:00 PMTuesday 13 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 6:30 PMWednesday 14 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 6:30 PMFriday 16 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 4:00 PMSaturday 17 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 6:30 PMSunday 18 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 4:00 PMMonday 19 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 6:30 PMTuesday 20 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 6:00 PMWednesday 21 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 4:20 PMThursday 22 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 6:45 PMThursday 22 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 7:00 PMFriday 23 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 1:30 PMTuesday 27 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 6:15 PMSaturday 3 March Electric
BUY 6:15 PMTuesday 6 March Electric
BUY 4:15 PMFriday 9 March Electric
BUY 6:15 PMSunday 11 March Electric
BUY 10:50 AMMonday 12 March Electric
BUY 1:30 PMThursday 15 March Electric
BUY 6:30 PMSunday 18 March Electric
BUY 6:30 PMMonday 19 March Electric
BUY 6:15 PMThursday 22 March Electric
BUY 3:40 PMSunday 25 March Electric
BUY 6:00 PMFriday 9 March Palace Centro
BUY 6:45 PMSaturday 10 March Palace Barracks
BUY 6:00 PMWednesday 14 March Palace Centro
BUY 3:50 PMFriday 16 March Palace Barracks
BUY 6:00 PMSaturday 17 March Palace Centro
BUY 4:00 PMSunday 18 March Palace Barracks
BUY 6:30 PMSaturday 24 March Palace Centro
BUY 6:15 PMSunday 25 March Palace Barracks
BUY 6:45 PMMonday 26 March Palace Barracks
BUY 4:00 PMWednesday 28 March Palace Centro
BUY 6:45 PMThursday 29 March Palace Barracks
BUY 4:00 PMFriday 30 March Palace Centro
BUY 1:10 PMMonday 2 April Palace Barracks
BUY 6:30 PMSaturday 24 March Palace Nova Eastend
BUY 6:15 PMTuesday 27 March Palace Nova Prospect
BUY 4:00 PMFriday 30 March Palace Nova Eastend
BUY 6:15 PMSunday 1 April Palace Nova Prospect
BUY 1:30 PMThursday 5 April Palace Nova Prospect
BUY 6:00 PMSunday 8 April Palace Nova Eastend
BUY 6:30 PMMonday 9 April Palace Nova Eastend
BUY 1:40 PMWednesday 11 April Palace Nova Eastend
BUY 6:15 PMThursday 12 April Palace Nova Prospect
BUY 11:00 AMSunday 15 April Palace Nova Eastend
 1:30 PMTuesday 20 March Cinema Paradiso
 11:00 AMThursday 22 March Luna on SX
 11:00 AMSunday 25 March Windsor
 4:00 PMTuesday 27 March Cinema Paradiso
 6:30 PMThursday 29 March Luna on SX
 4:00 PMSaturday 31 March Cinema Paradiso
 4:00 PMWednesday 4 April Windsor

Not showing in Hobart.

Not showing in Casula.

Not showing in Parramatta.

 

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