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by Claire Simon


With The Graduation the director will delve into the daily life of the Parisian cinema school, la Fémis, where a specific Republican ideal of excellence is practiced and entry into which can be summed up as follows: "everyone’s equal, but only the best get in…" Through the admission process, the hard work all year and the graduation exams, The Graduation will establish a portrait of our relationship to excellence in the Art world and of one of the most prestigious art school in France. A place of culture where generations intermingle.

international title: The Graduation
original title: Le Concours
country: France
sales agent: Wide House
year: 2016
genre: documentary
directed by: Claire Simon
film run: 119'
release date: FR 8/02/2017
screenplay: Claire Simon
producer: Arnaud Dommerc
production: Andolfi, Mouvement
distributor: Sophie Dulac Distribution


main awards/selection

Venice Film Festival 2016
Venice Classics, Best Documentary on Cinema
BFI London Film Festival 2016

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