SCHEDULE CHANGE / ENTRE LES MURS (THE CLASS) BY LAURENT CANTET WILL HAVE IT'S NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE AS THE OPENING FILM FOR THE NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL, SEPT. 26, 2008.
From celebrated filmmaker Laurent Cantet (Vers le Sud, TIFF 2005) comes the winner of the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Armed with the best intentions, François and his fellow teachers prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighbourhood. Cultures and attitudes often clash in the classroom - a microcosm of contemporary France and the world at large. François's extravagant frankness often takes his students by surprise, and his ethics are put to the test when his students begin to challenge his methods.