Letter to a friend

Letter to a friend

  • Directed by Delphine Schmit
  • 2007
  • Documentary filmmaking workshop
  • Love & Friendship, Education
  • Shooting place : France (Île-de-France)
  • Duration : 19 min
  • Audio : French
  • Subtitles : English


The girls you will see in this film are among the best students in France. They are studying in what we call "Classes préparatoires".

After two years of hard work, they are going to take very difficult exams to try to get into prestigious schools. There won’t be a place for everyone...

I lived in this home for teenagers ten years ago, and I have come back to this place of loneliness and despair, with Leïla, a friend I met there.

These girls’ voices remind us of the friendship and the togetherness, but also of the feeling of exclusion and the absurdity of this system...

  • Direction : Delphine Schmit
  • Image : Delphine Schmit
  • Sound : Alicia Harrison
  • Edition : Laure Mercier

Rewards, festivals and diffusions

Festival international du court-métrage des écoles de cinéma

  • Place : Beyrouth (Lebanon)
  • Date : 2008

About : Documentary filmmaking workshop

This workshop is for those who wish to learn, professionalise their film production skills, or who are on the lookout for a career change. Through this workshop, we will learn what the act of filming means intellectually, morally and aesthetically, through all stages of documentary production, from design to editing. Each student will make a documentary short film.

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