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Talkback on the film Once in a Lifetime
February 16 | 7:00 pmFree
Directed by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar | France, 2017
Drama | French (with English subtitles) | 105 Minutes
A dedicated history teacher at a French high school, Anne Gueguen (Ariane Ascaride), is determined to give the best education she can to her underprivileged inner-city pupils. Overcoming their apathy, however, is proving to be more difficult than expected. Frustrated but undaunted, Anne tests her multicultural classroom with a unique assignment: a national competition on the theme of child victims of the Nazi concentration camps. The project is initially met with extreme resistance, until a face-to-face encounter with a Holocaust survivor changes the students’ attitudes dramatically. Despite their long-shot odds of winning, these once-rebellious teens soon begin to see one another – and themselves – in a whole new light.
Audience Award | New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival
Audience Award | Boston Jewish Film Festival
Audience Award | Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Micki Moore Award for Best Narrative Film | Toronto Jewish Film Festival
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