Atelier de Conversation

Director – Bernhard Braunstein

People from all over the world meet on a weekly basis at the Atelier de conversation of the Bibliothèque publique d’information located in the Centre Pompidou in Paris to practice their French. Refugees of war sit together with busi- nessmen, easy-going students next to victims of political persecution. As diverse as its members might be, they have one goal in common that connects all of them: to learn the language and find companions while living abroad – if not to survive living abroad. At this hopeful place social and cultural borders dissolve. People, who otherwise would never be in touch, meet eye to eye.

AWARDS:

Opening Film, Cinéma du rèel 2017, Paris/France

Documentary Special Jury Prize, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2017, Karlovy Vary/Czech Republic

ARTE Dokumentarfilmpreis, Duisburger Filmwoche 2017, Duisburg/Germany

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