Foreign Film Festival continues through February


Foreign Film Festival continues through February
The Shrewsbury Public Library

SHREWSBURY – The Friends Foreign Film Festival at the Shrewsbury Public Library continues Feb. 19 with the presentation of “The Class” at 2 p.m. in the large conference room.

“The Class” is a 2008 French film directed by Laurent Cantet that is based on the novel by Francois Begaudeau. 

In the film, a teacher – played by Begaudeau – in a tough inner-city middle school in Paris takes on the challenge of a melting pot of modern-day French society and battles personal and academic challenges. 

The film won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in the 2009 Academy Awards.

The Friends Foreign Film Festival, which began Feb. 5 with the Mandarin film “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” and showed “A Separation” on Feb. 12.

The festival will conclude with Footnote on Feb. 26.