By Tony KAYE

CELLULOID DREAMS - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2011

A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students as seen through the eyes of a substitute teacher.

& Awards

Deauville American FF 2011
Competition Prix de la critique internationale et de la révélation Cartier
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tony KAYE
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/AB83-4C8B-60D0-859E-CD1E-V
    • Synopsis
    • Director Tony Kaye (American History X, Lake of Fire) creates a unique and stylized portrait of the American education system through the eyes of substitute teacher Henry Barthes (Adrien Brody).
      Henry wanders in and out of students’ lives, imparting knowledge where he can in the short time he has with them. When a new assignment places him at a failing public school, Henry’s insular world is slowly exposed by the teachers, students and administrators he meets.
      Kaye has molded a contemporary vision of people who become increasingly distant from others while still feeling the need to connect.