Director/Writer: Laurent Cantet
Producers: Simon Arnal, Caroline Benjo, Barbara Letellier, Carole Scotta, Simone Urdl and Jennifer Weiss
Distributor: Rights Available
The Gist: Based on Joyce Carole Oates’s novel Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang, this is set in a working-class district of a small town in New York State in the 1950s. In this violent post-war culture controlled by men, a group of headstrong teenage girls unite into a sisterhood of blood: they form the Foxfire gang, a secret female-only society, recognized by the flame tattooed on the back of its members’ shoulders...(more)
Cast: Comprised of unknown actresses.
List Worthy Reasons…: It’ll be a great 2012 for fans of the Palme d’Or winning director Laurent Cantet, as he explores both Havana (La Fuente) with his Sunday piece in 7 Days and with this English language first. With The Class, the filmmaker certainly felt at ease working with teens, and something tells me that this 50’s piece will be just as poignant.
Release Date/Status?: Cannes 2012 is obviously a huge possibilty.