The Competition


With The Competition, Claire Simon will delve into the daily life of the Parisian cinema school, la Fémis, where a specific Republican ideal of excellence is practiced and entry into which can be summed up as follows: "everyone’s equal, but only the best get in…". Through the admission process, the hard work all year and the graduation exams, The Competition will establish a portrait of our relationship to excellence in the Art world and of one of the most prestigious art school in France. A place of culture where generations intermingle.



BOSTON (Cambridge) - February 25 at 7:00pm - Brattle Theatre (Filmmaker Claire Simon will attend in person for discussion)

CHICAGO - March 2 & 7 - Gene Siskel Film Center (With Director Claire Simon on March 2)

LOS ANGELES (Glendale) - Opening March 1 - Laemmle Glendale

LOS ANGELES - March 4 at 7:30pm - Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts (Q&A with Director Claire Simon)

LOS ANGELES (Pasadena) - March 5 at 7:00pm - Laemmle Playhouse (Q&A with Director Claire Simon)

NEW ORLEANS - February 18 at 7:15pm - Prytania Theatre (Director Claire Simon will be in attendance)

NEW YORK - February 22-28 - Metrograph (Director Claire Simon will be for an Intro and Q&A at both the Friday (2/22) 7pm screening and Saturday (2/23) 6pm screening)

PROVIDENCE - February 24 & 28 - Brown University-Granoff Center