Original title: The Graduation Director: Claire Simon Screenplay: Claire Simon Director of Photography: Claire Simon Producer: Arnaud Dommerc Editor: Luc Forveille Country: France Year of production: 2016 Length (min): 115 Language: French Subtitles: Czech, English Sales: Wide House Section: Panorama Sponsors: l’Institut français de Prague
How are filmmakers “made” in France? The crème de la crème graduated and then started teaching at the legendary Parisian film school, La Fémis. Claire Simon, the head of the directing department, documents the brutal several-months-long admission process which ends with selecting a mere forty candidates. Everybody is equal, but according to this powerful institution, only some will be the future of the French cinema.