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School Life

Release date NZ: 17 / 09 / 2020
Release date AUS: 10 / 09 / 2020
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Offensive language & sexual references

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Coarse language and sexual references

ORIGINAL TITLE: La Vie Scolaire

DIRECTORS: Grand Corps Malade and Mehdi Idir

STARRING: Zita Hanrot, Liam Pierron, Soufiane Guerrab, Moussa Mansaly, Alban Ivanov, Antoine Reinartz, Redouane Bougheraba

RUN TIME: 1hr 51min

GENRE: Comedy, Drama

LANGUAGE: French

SUBTITLES: English

No 1 French film at the Box Office 2 weeks running - A breakout delight of French Cinema

School Life is a laugh-out-loud, heart-warming look at the daily grind of High School.

Samia (played by the César Award-winning Zita Hanrot) is the new vice principal at an inner-city school in Paris. Despite the school's poor academic record and the majority of its enrolment coming from Paris’ infamous Saint-Denis social housing tower blocks, Samia sees potential in all of them - taking a shine to Yanis, a bright but disillusioned teen with dreams of becoming a filmmaker.

Packed with laughs as well as drama, School Life is an emotional journey through the ups and downs of the education system, with brilliant performances from an ensemble cast.

“The actors compete for punchlines and presence, infusing crazy energy into this social and humanist comedy filmed with rare elegance." – Première

“Liam Pierron plays a touching and troubled young kid, with such grace that he already seems to herald a promising on-screen career.” – A voir à lire

“Grand Corps Malade and Mehdi Idir have succeeded in making a film where happiness and love spill everywhere.” – A voir à lire

 

SHOWING AT THESE
NZ CINEMAS:

Rialto Newmarket, Auckland - From 17 September
Dome, Gisborne - From 17 September
Embassy 3, Wanganui - From 17 September
The Screening Room, Masterton - From 17 September
Light House Petone, Wellington - From 17 September
Light House Cuba, Wellington - From 17 September
State, Nelson - From 17 September
The Gecko, Motueka - From 17 September
Movie Max Digital, Timaru - From 17 September
Lumiére, Christchurch - From 17 September
Cinema Paradiso, Wanaka - From 17 September
Rialto, Dunedin - From 17 September