Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make film. Start yours today.
When Bachir Lazhar begins a teaching job at a school in French-Canadian Montreal, his first challenge is to help the children cope with the trauma of their previous teacher's suicide, which occurred in the classroom. He announces himself cheerfully, telling his pupils his name means "Bearer of good news". With warmth and compassion, he begins to win them over, but must face the prejudices and suspicion of colleagues and parents, as well as repressed sadness from his own past in Algeria. This poignant and hopeful classroom drama, which has proved an audience favourite, sensitively deals with important issues in regard to overcoming trauma and community support networks.
Director Laurent Cantet's riveting, Palme d'Or winning drama chronicles a year in the life of a rough school in a working class suburb of Paris.
14+ years 124 mins
Heartwarming documentary looking at a small town school in France.
11+ years 100 mins
Club Leaders can rate films! Help other club leaders decide if this film is suitable for use in their film club by giving it a rating.
For Refugee Week, find out how you can use film to help young people understand the wider contexts of current issues.
Reading time 3 mins
Viewing 0 of 0 related items.
Into Film Clubs has now moved from filmclub.org to intofilm.org/clubs
If you already run a film club, or are a member of one, then continue below and use your filmclub.org username and password to log in to your film club's new home on intofilm.org.
Ask your film club leader for your club’s code then continue below and click on the Join Here button. Then follow the simple steps and become a film club member.
If you're an educator working with young people aged 5-19 and are considering starting your very own FREE Into Film Club, then continue below to discover more about the wide range of free films and fantastic benefits available to you.