After another week on the brink of financial collapse, just ahead of the Presidential debate that might sound like one hand clapping, it’s time for something radically different. Entre les murs was directed by Laurent Cantet. It won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival last May and opens the New York Film Festival tonight. Entre les murs translates literally as “Between the Walls” (hmm, think of what “the wall” evokes in French history) but the film has been given an innocuous English title, “The Class.”
This morning, apropos the financial crisis, Paul Krugman asked the rhetorical question, “Where are the grown-ups?” I don’t know. Can I vote for these kids?
Café Mouffe opens evry Friday ’round 3 p.m. Please drop by for a listen and a chat. Sometimes the embedded videos don’t work here due to bandwidth constraints, but you’ll always find links to video sources in the notes. Try them. If you’re curious about the Mouffe, here’s the original idea behind it’s creation.