ATELIER DE CONVERSATION

By Bernhard BRAUNSTEIN

CINEMA NEXT – YOUNG AUSTRIAN CINEMA - as PROMO

Documentary - Completed 2017

One room, 12 red chairs, a common language and goal: Foreigners from all corners of the world meet each week to hone their French and find companions while living abroad. At this hopeful place social and cultural borders dissolve and people, who otherwise would never be in touch, meet eye to eye.

Festivals
& Awards

Zurich FF 2017
Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria
Cinéma du Réel 2017
Opening Film
Diagonale – Festival of Austrian Film, Graz 2017
Documentary Competition
Karlovy Vary 2017
Documentary Special Jury Prize
Open City Documentary Film Festival, London 2017
Competition Emerging International Filmmaker Award
Crossing Europe Film Festival, Linz 2017
Doc Panorama
Reykjavík International Film Festival 2017
Competition Documentary Audience Award
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • AUSTRIA, FRANCE, LIECHTENSTEIN
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 72 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Bernhard BRAUNSTEIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Dominik TSCHÜTSCHER, Bernhard BRAUNSTEIN
    • Synopsis
    • 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.
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