The list: the school as a place of learning

The Society of Missing Poets (1989), Peter Weir

In one of the most memorable roles in his career, the late Robin Williams, a professor of literature, invites a class of college students to become the architects of their future, with unorthodox teaching methods. His famous Carpe Diem (Seize the day) was school. Normand Provencher

A colony (2019), Geneviève Dulude-De Celles

The director has illustrated with remarkable accuracy the difficult transition from primary to secondary school. Her touching and inspiring film follows the path of Mylia, an introverted, introverted 12-year-old teenager who leaves the comfort of her campaign to attend poly. A decisive meeting will allow him to cross this difficult course in beauty. Eric Moreault

The young cats (1967), James Clavell

One of Sidney Poitier’s earliest successes, as a compassionate teacher who instilled some wisdom into a class of students in a tough London neighborhood in the 1960s. Lulu’s song To Sir with Love (original title of the film), was a great success at the time at the time. Normand Provencher

Mr. Lazhar (2011), Philippe Falardeau

Adaptation of Evelyne de la Chenelière’s play Bashir Lazhar, this endearing and deeply moving film (nominated for the Oscars), tells the story of the meeting between mourning primary school students – their teacher committed suicide in their class – and an Algerian immigrant teacher who was mistreated by life. The oral presentation delivered by a very young Sophie Nélisse draws tears every time. Genevieve Bouchard

The choristers (2004), Christophe Barratier

This is the illustration that a meeting at school can change a destiny completely. Now a conductor, a former boarder of a school of reform with particularly harsh methods plunges into his memory with a supervisor who has relied on a choir to gently teach discipline to young offenders. Genevieve Bouchard

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