School of Life


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Apr 27, 2019 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Apr 29, 2019 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Apr 30, 2019 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, May 1, 2019 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2017
Run Time:116 minutes
Production Country:France
Original Language:French
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Nicolas Vanier
Cast:François Cluzet
Eric Elmosnino
Valerie Karsenti
François Berléand
Jean Scandel


“School of Life” debuted to rave audience reviews at the recent Sedona International Film Festival — where it won the Directors’ Choice Award for Best Foreign Film — and is returning to Sedona by popular demand.

Paris 1930. Paul has only ever had one and the same horizon: the high walls of the orphanage, an austere building in the Parisian working class suburbs. Entrusted to a joyful country woman, Célestine, and her husband, Borel, the rather stiff gamekeeper of a vast estate in Sologne, the city child, recalcitrant and stubborn, arrives in a mysterious and disturbing world, that of a soverign and wild region.

The huge forest, misty ponds, heaths, and fields all belong to the Count de la Fresnaye, an elderly taciturn man who lives alone in his manor. The Count tolerates poachers on his estate, but Borel relentlessly hunts them down, most especially, Totoche, the most wily and elusive among them.

In the heart of a fairytale Sologne, alongside Totoche, Paul will learn about life, and also about the forest and its secrets. An even heavier secret weighs down the estate, because Paul has not happened to come there by accident.

“School of Life” is directed by Nicolas Vanier and stars François Cluzet, Eric Elmosnino, Valerie Karsenti, François Berléand and Jean Scandel.