La vie scolaire
Grand Corps Malade, Mehdi Idir, France, 2019
with Zita Hanrot, Liam Pierron
Samia, a young teacher, has recently transferred from rural Ardèche to a school in Saint-Denis, a town infamous for its volatile social situation. While she has to struggle with her students' general lack of discipline, she also finds in them an incredible vitality and sense of joy. Samia's complicated personal situation soon brings her closer to Yanis, a bright teenager whose potential she alone seems to notice.