Once in a Lifetime


French Title: Les Héritiers
Genre: Drama – Education
Director: Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar
Cast: Ariane Ascaride, Ahmed Dramé, Noémie Merlant, Geneviève Mnich
Length: 105 min
Country: France
Release: Dec. 2014 – NY premiere
Select Awards: 1 César Nomination – Best Newcomer Actor (Ahmed Dramé)
Based on a true story, a teacher at the Léon Blum high school in Créteil decides to sign up her tenth grade class with the lowest grade in a national history contest. This experience will change their lives.
 
A hopeful film and a tribute to the nobility of teachers’ dedication” – Le Parisien
 
“The reactions of the students reveal how the holocaust still resonates on faces far removed from its horrors”
– The Hollywood Reporter