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Elementary

M Coarse language

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“This warm-hearted French drama feels like a love letter to the teaching profession”

Daily Express

Director Hélène Angel’s unflinching, uplifting drama is in the grand humanist tradition of French films that explore the role of education as an important social force. Sara Forestier is a primary school teacher whose devotion to her young charges – and to one at-risk child in particular – threatens to derail her personal life in the wake of a divorce and the growing pains of her own son, ten-year-old Denis (Albert Cousi).

“Forestier delivers a magnificent performance as a woman unwilling to compromise her morals…a remarkably honest, optimistic and engrossing portrayal of school life” Alliance Francaise French Film Festival

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