A Paris Education
Director: Jean Paul Civeyrac
Section: Rendezvous with French Cinema
Country: France | Year: 2018
Language(s): French | Time: 136 mins
Etienne comes to Paris to study filmmaking at the Sorbonne. He meets Mathias and Jean-Noël who share his passion for films. But as they spend the year studying, they have to face friendship and romantic challenges as well as choose their artistic battles. Shot in black and white, with many scenes dedicated to extended discussions about movies, A Paris Education is both a coming-of-age drama and an ode to cinephilia.
Jean Paul Civeyrac studied philosophy at Jean Moulin University Lyon 3, where he wrote a thesis on the opera film. He then became a student in film direction at LaFémis. Later, from 1999 to 2010, he, along with Claire Simon, led the department of film direction of this school and has since been teaching cinema at the University of Paris 8.