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Playground Chronicles

Playground Chronicles

Alternate Titles: Chroniques d'une Cour de Récré

Comedy, Drama | Arabic, French | 85 minutes



Cast & Crew


Brahim Fritah


Philippe Delarue


Brahim Fritah, Johanne Bernard


Yanis Balhoul, Rocco Campochiaro, Vincent Rottiers, Anne Azoulay, Philippe Rebbot, Reda Kateb



Brahim, who is ten years old in 1980, takes us on an emotional journey into the heart of his daily life, his struggles and achievements in school, his friends, television and the factory where his father, a Moroccan immigrant, works as caretaker. Rooted in a social and economic era that is undergoing major changes, the end of the glorious industrial decades now marked by De-industrialization and outsourcing, this historical period is also one of great changes for the young Brahim. He learns the meaning of friendship with Salvador, a Chilean refugee who becomes his inseparable playground companion. It is a time of emotional turmoil and of his first crush, Nathalie! He also discovers a new passion: photography. Playground Chronicles is the portrait of a period, poignant slices of an “ordinary life”, a film that paints in vivid colors the day to day life of a young boy, with his moments of happiness, his dreams and his eye-opening discoveries…

The Playground Chronicles screening opens with the Minuscule - Valley of the Lost Ants 3D promo.

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