Les Héritiers (Once in a Lifetime)


The 17th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

Directed by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar 105 mins | France | 2014 | Docu-Drama | French with English subtitles

Anne is more than just a high school history teacher: she actually cares about the troubled, inner-city students she’s supposed to educate. Frustrated by their materialism and lack of ambition, Anne challenges her students to take part in the national Holocaust memorial competition.

Determined to push her students as far as they’ll go, Anne puts her own life on hold and uses all her creativity and willpower to get them motivated. Participation in the project has a profound and transformative effect on these students and could be the one thing that changes their lives and helps them find their way.

This powerful film was inspired by the real life story of Anne Angles, a motivational history teacher, and chronicles the impact of Holocaust education on marginalized youth.



  • 2016 Cinéma du Réel: Heritage Award



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Event Details

Sat 26 Nov 2016
7:30 PM - 9:10 PM
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty
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$90 General Admission; $80 Students / Seniors
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