The Class is a remarkable new film about what happens over the course of a year between a single college class in the multi-ethnic 20th arrondissment of Paris and their French teacher. Director Laurent Cantet shot multiple improvised takes of real students and a real teacher using three cameras to make The Class. We recently caught up with Cantet to discuss his first-time experience behind the camera. To watch our exclusive interview with the teacher-turned-filmmaker, click on the video clip below:

The Class will school you on December 19th, 2008.