La maternelle | Chicago Reader

La maternelle

An early, seldom shown, and highly sensitive piece of French poetic realism (1933), codirected by Marie Epstein (whose brother Jean was a major figure in French silent film) and educational filmmaker Jean Benoit-Levy. An earnest teacher (Madeline Renaud), working in a Montmartre slum day-care center, becomes a mother figure to several children who are then traumatized by her engagement to the institution's director. In French with subtitles. 83 min.


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