• The Workshop

    Directed by Laurent Cantet
    France | 113 minutes | Modern Masters

  • The Workshop

    Directed by Laurent Cantet
    France | 113 minutes | Modern Masters

  • The Workshop

    Directed by Laurent Cantet
    France | 113 minutes | Modern Masters

  • The Workshop

    Directed by Laurent Cantet
    France | 113 minutes | Modern Masters

When one of her students shares a shocking story of a mass shooting, a celebrated author’s romantic ideal of the liberated writers’ circle devolves into a contentious culture clash and she’s drawn into a dark orbit with her controversial protégé.

Schedule

January 7, 2018 6:30 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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January 14, 2018 10:00 AM Annenberg Theater Tickets not available
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film synopsis

In the latest film from Laurent Cantet (The Class, PSIFF 2009), celebrated author Olivia Dejazet (Marina Foïs; Polisse) arrives in La Ciotat on the Mediterranean coast and is astonished to find the disparate students of her writing workshop bursting with inspired ideas and opinions about the state of the world. Lines are quickly drawn between the most vocal students of this once-thriving port town, including Muslim Malika and the hostile, conservative-leaning Antoine. A first-time teacher, Olivia envisions an ideal workshop that encourages ultimate freedom in subject matter, no matter the potential emotional toll. With Olivia’s blessing, Antoine shares his controversial short story about a fictionalized mass shooting and the rest of the group predictably reacts in horror. An unsettling admiration, possibly even an attraction, begins to emerge between the thriller novelist and her volatile student as the reins of the class dangerously slip from her grasp.

film details

Original Language Title: L’atelier
Country: France
Year: 2017
Running Time: 113 minutes
Language: French (deaf-friendly)
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Laurent Cantet
Producers: Denis Freyd
Principal Cast: Marina Foïs, Matthieu Lucci, Warda Rammach, Issam Talbi, Florian Beaujean
Cinematographers: Pierre Milon
Editor: Mathilde Muyard
Music: Bedis Tir, Édouard Pons
Screenwriter: Robin Campillo, Laurent Cantet

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