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SCHOOL OF LIFE
August 29 @ 7:15 pm - 9:10 pm
SOLD OUT. Tickets for seating in the front 3 rows will be available at the door at 7 p.m.
Screening Wed. Aug. 29, 7:15 p.m.
Paris 1927. In the aftermath of Europe’s Great War, thousands of children lost their parents, including Paul, relegated to a bleak Paris orphanage after the death of his father at the front, his mother having died in childbirth. Unexpectedly, he’s plucked from his cheerless lodgings by Mme. Celestine Borel, who says she’s a distant relative taking him to live with her over the summer. The child of the cities, recalcitrant and stubborn, arrives in a mysterious and wild region. The immense forest, the misty ponds, the moors and the fields…everything here belongs to the Count of the Comte de La Salle, an estate with its own secrets.
“Breathtakingly photographed, Vanier’s film is a loving child’s-eye ode to the beauty of the natural world – and what it can teach us about life and death – that cannot help but make everyone who sees it smile.” – Alliance Francaise
“This assuredly crafted exploration of the intricacies of early 20th-century social stratification soars…. Gorgeous woodland scenery and spectacular wildlife photography cast a magical spell under Vanier’s skillful direction.” – Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter
“Quips of humour and overarching themes of caring for both nature and family makes SCHOOL OF LIFE a memorable feel-good movie that leaves a warm and fuzzy feeling in your heart.” – Stephanie Richards, In Daily
Language: French (English subtitles)