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This selection offers drama but often with a touch of comedy, and although there are some serious themes, and occasional violence or tragedy, there isn't anything too 'heavy'.

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  • L'Etudiente et Monsieur Henri

    L'Etudiente et Monsieur Henri

  • Ce Qui Nous Lie

    Ce Qui Nous Lie

  • En Equilibre

    En Equilibre

  • Médecin de Campagne

    Médecin de Campagne

  • Dans La Cour

    Dans La Cour

  • Les Adoptés

    Les Adoptés

  • Cézanne et Moi

    Cézanne et moi

  • Gauguin - Voyage de Tahiti

    Gauguin - Voyage de Tahiti

  • Miss Montigny

    Miss Montigny

  • Les hommes du feu

    Les hommes du feu

  • Un Homme Idéal

    Un Homme Idéal

  • Hippocrate


  • Le Concert

    Le Concert

  • Belle et Sébastien

    Belle et Sébastien

  • Prendre le large

    Prendre le large

  • Après l'hiver, le printemps

    Après l'hiver, le printemps

  • Le monde est à toi

    Le monde est à toi

  • La Villa

    La Villa

  • Primaire


  • Les petits mouchoirs

    Les petits mouchoirs

  • La vie en miettes

    La vie en miettes

  • La guerre des boutons

    La guerre des boutons

  • La peau de chagrin

    La peau de chagrin

  • Deux moi

    Deux moi

  • Les gardiennes

    Les gardiennes

  • (In bed with) Victoria

    (In bed with) Victoria

  • Les héros ne meurent jamais

    Les héros ne meurent jamais

  • The Artist and the Model

    The Artist and the Model


A fascinating look at the workings of an elementary school in France, where Florence, played by Sara Forestier, is a dedicated institutrice. But Florence's life is far from straightforward. She's separated from her husband and lives in a flat above the school. Her son lives with her and attends her class.

Life becomes more complicated when a troublesome pupil, Sasha, arrives at the school. She becomes emotionally sympathetic to the boy, but her own son is antagonistic towards him. The boy's mother appears to go missing for days on end and the emergency contact turns out to be Mathieu, a former acquaintance of the boy's mother who now wants little to do with her. Sasha, however, seems to be close to Mathieu.

As the other teachers appear to give up on Sasha, Florence becomes more deeply involved with him, even seeking out his mother to plead with her to see her son. And to further complicate matters, Florence starts to have romantic feelings towards Mathieu.

Pressure builds and it all becomes too much, with Florence starting to question her vocation as a teacher. As the children prepare to present their end of term play to parents, which Florence played a large part in developing, will she stay or leave?

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