The Court of Miracles, Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 6:30 p.m., in preview at the National Museum of the History of Immigration.
The story takes place in Jacques Prévert, a primary school in Seine-Saint-Denis, abandoned by the public authorities and threatened by the arrival of a brand new boho-ecological school.
Zahia, the director of the school, very attached to the principle of social diversity, joins forces with Marion, a dynamic young teacher full of ideas, to create the first “green school” in the suburbs and attract new inhabitants. But for that, you will have to deal with an educational team that is not really nature-oriented. The principal and her teachers decide to fight to save their school.
A film by Carine May and Hakim Zouhani with Rachida Brakni, Anaïde Rozam, Gilbert Melki, Mourad Boudaoud, Sébastien Chassagne, Disiz and Sérigne M’Baye
Committed and positive
The Court of Miracles was selected at Cannes where it premiered. Carine May and Hakim Zouhani already know each other for having worked together ten years ago. In 2011, the duo had produced Street of the Citiesa docufiction that depicts the problems of the suburbs.
The same theme is repeated in The Court of Miracles from a different angle in a comic register. The film illustrates the dysfunctions, inequalities, injustices and lack of means of the 93. Beyond that, the filmmakers offer the beginnings of solutions and an interesting view on the subject.
A committed fiction that denounces certain policies of the public authorities, but remains positive and full of promise. A film, in the critics’ opinion, funny, positive and very useful.