Film Filmmakers and classrooms

French cinema 'owns' education.

French cinema ‘owns’ education.

Though films are now made practically everywhere in the world, historically there are three countries that have continuously produced and continue to produce an almost complete palette of these works: the United States, Japan and France. But, oddly perhaps, only in French cinema does there seem to be a constant and particular interest in schooling and education. Classic fiction films such as Zero for Conduct (1933), The 400 Blows (1959) and Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987) cannot be detached from their scholastic setting.

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