A l'école des philosophes

by Fernand Melgar

Contemporary Lives

(Svizzera / 2018 / 97’)

The school in Rue des Philosophes is not like any others. Here, in the French side of Switzerland, a lot of children with mental and physical handicaps get ready for their future. Tiptoeing around, the film follows the first school year of six little heroes: Léon, Louis, Ardi, Kenza, Chloé e Albiana. Among funny jingles, the young main characters reveal their world, from the chaos of the first days to the results at the end of the year. After the international success of the Swiss reception system’s trilogy, Fernand Melgar totally changes tone to give voice to all those kids who are often unheard, allowing them a redemption to their desire of a normal life.