The Graduation

Category: documentary
Director: Claire Simon
Country: France
Year: 2016
Length: 115'
Production Status: completed


With THE GRADUATION, the director delves into the daily life of the Parisian cinema school, la Fémis, where a specific Republican ideal applies and entry into which can be summed up as follows: "everyone's equal, but only the best gets in..." Through the admission process, the hard work all year and the graduation exams, THE GRADUATION establishes a portrait of our relationship to excellency in Art, showing how a profession chooses its inheritors. But every jury doubts and question itself... In a place of culture where generations intermingle, how do professionals determine who gets in and who doesn't?

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