• Un Film Dramatique a film by Eric Baudelaire

Un Film Dramatique

a film by Éric Baudelaire
2019, 114 minutes


Commissioned as a dedicated artwork for the newly constructed Dora Maar middle school on the outskirts of Paris, Un Film Dramatique is a lively portrait of the first class to attend the school, filmed over the course of four years. The group of 22 middle schoolers discuss the drama of their daily lives and experiment with cameras and equipment. They are the film’s subjects, and also its makers.

With a refreshingly uninhibited approach, Baudelaire (Letters to Max, The Anabasis of May...) offers a new perspective on the realities of our current socio-political moment that is both playful and purposeful. As the students debate the approaching elections and the immigration crisis, they also seek to answer a key political question—what are we doing here together?


"[A] rare film that conveys the capacious lyricism we tend to associate with the cinema of Agnès Varda. This is one of the year's very best."
- Michael Sicinski, Cinema Scope

"A work of refreshing spontaneity and continuous revelation."
- Jordan M. Smith, Nonfics

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Feb 26: BAM - Brooklyn, NY
Feb 26: Museum of the Moving Image - Queens, NY
Feb 26: Laemmle Theatres - Los Angeles, CA
Feb 26: Acropolis Cinema - Los Angeles, CA
Feb 26: Gene Siskel Film Center - Chicago, IL
Feb 26: Brattle Theater - Boston, MA
Feb 26: Screen Slate - New York, NY
Feb 26: Cleveland Cinematheque - Cleveland, OH
Feb 26: AFI Silver Theatre - Silver Spring, MD
Feb 26: Cinema Lamont - Detroit, MI
Feb 26: Lefont Film Society - Atlanta, GA
Feb 26: Cinema Paradiso - Hollywood, FL
Feb 26: Lark Theater - Larkspur, CA
Feb 26: Webster Film Series - St. Louis, MO
Feb 26: Frida Cinema - Santa Ana, CA
Feb 26: DelArt Cinema - Wilmington, DE
Feb 26: FilmBar - Phoenix, AZ
Feb 26: Oklahoma City Museum of Art - Oklahoma City, OK
Feb 26: a/perture Cinema - Winston-Salem, NC
Feb 26: Time & Space Ltd. - Hudson, NY
Feb 26: SNF Parkway Theatre - Baltimore, MD
Feb 26: Zeitgeist Theatre - New Orleans, LA
Feb 26: Cape Cinema - Dennis, MA

Mar 1: Northwest Film Forum - Seattle, WA
Mar 5: BAMPFA - Berkeley, CA
Mar 5: Guild Cinema - Albuquerque, NM
Mar 5: Gateway Film Center - Columbus, OH
Mar 5: The Ryder - Indianapolis, IN
Mar 5: Suns Cinema - Washington, DC
Mar 12: Pickford Film Center - Bellingham, WA
Mar 12: Sie FilmCenter - Denver, CO
Mar 12: Coral Gables Art Cinema - Coral Gables, FL
Mar 19: Images Cinema - Williamstown, MA
Mar 26: Montclair Film - Montclair, NJ
Mar 26: The Cinematheque - Vancouver, BC

Festivals & Awards

Official Selection - New York Film Festival
Official Selection - Locarno International Film Festival
Official Selection - Toronto International Film Festival
Winner - Audience Award - Departures Feature - Indie Memphis


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