Le Concours (London)


☞ FILM: SPECIAL SCREENING of ‘Le Concours’ (‘The Graduation’) (119 mins) followed by Q&A with the director, Claire Simon
☞ DATE & TIME: Thursday 15 June – 6:20pm
☞ CINEMA: Ciné Lumière – Institut français du Royaume-Uni – 17 Queensberry Pl, Kensington, London SW7 2DT, UK
☞ TICKETS: £12.00 full price; £10.00 for students and all other concessions: https://www.institut-francais.org.uk/cine-lumiere/whats-on/special-screenings/the-graduation/


Lost in Frenchlation is excited to announce our first screening in LONDON – ‘Le Concours’ with English subtitles at the Ciné Lumière! We’ve teamed up with the London International Documentary Festival to bring you the Venice Film Festival award winning film, with the director Claire Simon joining us for Q&A following the screening!

‘Le Concours’ shows the admission process of the most prestigious french film school, la Fémis, located just a few steps away from Studio 28 in Montmartre on the site of the former Pathé studios, and whose alumni include art house heavyweights Francois Ozon and Arnaud Desplechin. In a place of culture where generations intermingle, how do professionals determine who gets in and who doesn’t?

‘It is a journey that has been captured from the inside by Claire Simon in The Graduation, a film which was put together with warm simplicity and is utterly captivating.’ – Cineuropa

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. – Official Synopsis

Film Clip 1: https://youtu.be/TYn6JQw2mYY
Film Clip 2: https://youtu.be/Dh5VRINljUk

Join us at Ciné Lumière on Thursday 15 June to enjoy ‘Le Concours’ with English subtitles and to attend Q&A with director Claire Simon, in true French style – at the cinema!

* Claire Simon will also be joining us at our screening of ‘Le Concours’ at Studio 28 in Paris on June 16.