We watched The Class during class and Fourth Hour on Tuesday. As the overall assignment description for the film series this week indicates,
“Note that The Class is a French film, made in 2008, that won the Palm d’Or at Cannes 2008 and was nominated for the Best Foreign Picture Oscar in 2009. The film is based on an autobiographical novel written by a French teacher, who then actually starred in the film. The actors playing the students in the class are amateurs, and much of what is filmed in the classroom is improvised by these non-professional actors.”
In other words, Mr. Marin is actually played by Mr. Marin, who wrote the book on which the film is based.
What I’d like you to write about in your blog post for Friday, then, is this:
What do we learn from Mr. Marin’s depiction of his experience? What, in other words, seems to be his purpose in presenting his experiences to an audience the way he does?
Feel free to read the posts of those who’ve submitted before you. You may, if you like, respond to one or more of their ideas (by building on them, by modifying them, etc.), but you don’t have to.