Entre Les Murs

Entre Les Murs

The Class

128 minutes

French with English subtitles.

French Lesson Plan

Introduction: Engage your students in the dynamic and realistic portrayal of a Parisian middle school with "Entre Les Murs" (The Class). Directed by Laurent Cantet, this film provides an authentic look at the challenges and triumphs of modern education, making it an excellent resource for language learning and cultural exploration.

Film Summary: Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and France’s Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Film, "Entre Les Murs" introduces us to François Marin, a teacher in a racially mixed inner-city middle school in Paris. Marin and his colleagues strive to inspire their students, each with their unique methods and challenges. The administration's efforts to be fair, including student representation on evaluation committees, add layers of complexity. Marin’s journey to connect with his students showcases both successes and failures, offering a candid look at the inner workings of a middle school in today’s world.

Additional Details: Released in 2008, "Entre Les Murs" stars François Bégaudeau, Agame Malembo-Emene, and Angélica Sancio. The film is acclaimed for its raw and engaging depiction of classroom dynamics and won several international awards. The DVD includes French audio with English subtitles, making it accessible for language learners.

Suggested Dates for Classroom Use:

  • May 17: Anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival win
  • September 1: Back to School, discussing educational themes
  • February 16: François Bégaudeau’s birthday, celebrating the author and actor
  • October 5: World Teachers' Day, reflecting on teaching challenges and successes

Conclusion: Using "Entre Les Murs" in your classroom enhances language skills while providing deep insights into educational dynamics and cultural diversity. This lesson plan includes structured activities, discussion questions, and cultural notes to enrich the learning experience. Created for teachers, by teachers, our comprehensive lesson plans ensure you have all the resources needed for an engaging and educational classroom experience. IMDB

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Director: Laurent Cantet

Cast: François Bégaudeau, Agame Malembo-Emene, Angélica Sancio

Audio: French with English subtitles.

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