Return To Ithaca (2014)

LAURENT CANTET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Retour A Ithaque France, 2014.  Full House, Orange Studio, Haut et Court, Funny Balloons, Panache Productions, La Compagnie Cinématographique, Backup Media, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Federal de Belgique, Belgacom, L’Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres et du Developpement International, Institut…

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The Class

BBB (out of 5) Original title:  Entre Les Murs François Bégaudeau stars as a fictional version of himself in this film adapted from his book, based on his own experiences as a teacher in the French public school system. He teaches a (subtly described) remedial class of sometimes hard-to-manage students who challenge, exasperate, enrage and fully…

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Heading South

BBBB (out of 5) Original title:  Vers Le Sud Thought-provoking political drama that takes place in Haiti in the late seventies, when the country was still a vacation paradise for rich white people but was also on the verge of a major upheaval (though of course it wouldn’t be its first or last). Three wealthy white…

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