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35e 19 > 28.03.2021

The Graduation

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  • Swiss Premiere
  • Documentary
  • France
  • 2016 | 121 min. | DCP | Colour
  • Language : French
  • Subtitles :
Cast & Crew
Claire Simon
Luc Forveille
Olivier Hespel
Arnaud Dommerc
Production Company
, Andolfi
Print Contact
Wide House
Morgane Delay
Claire Simon
France, 1955
1990 Les Patients (first documentary)
1995 Coûte que coûte (awarded at Cinéma du réel)
2000 Ça, c’est vraiment toi (Grand Prix Belfort IFF)
2008 Les Bureaux de Dieu (awarded at Cannes’ Director’s Fortnight)
2013 Gare du Nord (Locarno Festival)

A belated first appearance at the 2016 Mostra di Venezia for the great documentary maker Claire Simon, The Graduation follows the entrance exams for one of the most prestigious films schools, la FEMIS in Paris. From the students first arriving to the final deliberation, the filmmaker provides much more than a simple TV talent show, this film is a reflection on the role of cinema in our society.

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Conception: Asphalte Design - Développement: Bluesystem