The Freshmen

Director

Thomas Lilti

Showtimes

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 12:00am
Sat, 02/20/2021 - 12:00am
Sun, 02/21/2021 - 12:00am
Mon, 02/22/2021 - 12:00am
Tue, 02/23/2021 - 12:00am
Wed, 02/24/2021 - 12:00am
Thu, 02/25/2021 - 12:00am

Cast

Vincent Lacoste, William Lebghil, Michel Lerousseau

Release year/country

2018 France

Format

virtual

Runtime

1 hr 32 mins

Series


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image from film THE FRESHMEN

Over the last few years, practicing physician Thomas Lilti has carved out a unique place for himself in French cinema as a commercially successful writer-director with a specialization in the medical field. His nearly anthropological but always engrossing approach to various aspects of contemporary French medicine has unfolded in a series of entertaining fiction films.

After tackling life in under-staffed, over-stressed hospitals (Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor) and the struggles of France’s rare country doctors (Irreplaceable), Lilti turns to the first year of medical school, with an utterly fascinating account of the preparations medical students must go through for a make-or-break examination that will alone determine whether they are able to pursue a medical career.

The Freshmen tells the story of Antoine and Benjamin, two young men who become study buddies in the hellish months of relentless cramming leading up to this life-changing test. While Antoine is on his third try and desperate to succeed, Benjamin, the son of a prominent surgeon, is fresh out of high school, unsure what he wants, but naturally gifted at medicine. Their differing fortunes highlight the injustices of a savagely competitive system that tends to perpetuate class differences.

In French.

For more information about the film: www.distribfilmsus.com/portfolio/the-freshmen-french-film

Subtitled • Ithaca Premiere

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