“Leçons d’une université volante is a quintet of short interviews with Belgian immigrants from communist Poland. The Dardennes have said one of the reasons they made documentaries was to gather people together and build communities of workers, immigrants, and activists.
“The radio voice not only is a poetic sound (upon which the soundtrack plays enormously) but conveys a political truth: ‘politics is first and foremost a question of voice; radio is a question of voice,’ says the repairman, the man at the beach speaks against the din of the sea.
“The plot comprises little more than this: Rosetta losing a job and searching for another, several times over. The melodrama that one keeps expecting to see − of violence or sexual abuse − never eventuates. Yet few films have the power or sheer monumentality of Rosetta.