School Life (La Vie Scolaire)

The new vice principal of a middle school in Parisian suburb Saint Denis, Samia (Zita Hanrot) is warned by her fellow teachers that the students are unmotivated and hard to discipline. She sees things differently, however, when she gets to know the students, especially Yanis (Liam Pierron), who's sharp and driven but disillusioned by a world that seems to have turned its back on him and his family.


Director: Mehdi Idir, Grand Corps Malade ('Step by Step')

Writer: Mehdi Idir, Grand Corps Malade

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

2019 Rating: M, Offensive language and sexual references.
111 mins, France, French and Arabic with English subtitles
Comedy, Drama, World Cinema