Enfants Valises

Genre: Documentary
Running time: 86 mins
Director(s): Xavier de Lauzanne
Producer(s): Aloest Productions
Production: Aloest Productions
Distribution: Aloest Distribution
Sortie cinéma: le 11/09/2013
Sortie DVD: le 01/10/2014
Editeur DVD: Aloest Distribution

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In France, the school system has to accept all children under 16, be they French or foreign, legal residents or not. For many migrant teenagers, shunted from one continent to another, it represents a hope for stabilization and integration. The director Xavier de Lauzanne placed his camera on the benches of the school where Aboubacar, Dalel, Hamza, and Thierno started out…
Press reviews

Mathilde Blottière – Télérama
“Beneath the lucidity of social observation, a small flame continues to burn: the director’s faith in education. Fervent and contagious.”

Pierre Haski – Rue89
“An independent documentary, a gem of humanity and food for thought.”

Christophe Seguin – Culturopoing
“Enfants Valises is beautiful and masterful from start to finish, raising a thousand essential questions.”

Arnaud Schwartz – La Croix
“A powerful, sensitive film.”

Xavier Leherpeur – Nouvel Obs
“Captivating collective of portraits of teenagers in search of integration”

Mathilde Parapiglia – A Voir – A Lire
“The director never intervenes – only the images speak. The minutes pass and the prejudices fall away.”

France Inter ( à partir de la 11e minute)
“A story of uprooting without naïve optimism.”