To Be and to Have

Être et avoir (France)

Synopsis:

Here and there in France there are still "one-room schools" where all the children of a village are taught by the same schoolmaster or schoolmistress, from the very youngest to 10-11 year-olds. Between introversion and an open-minded attitude to the world, eclectic little bands share their everyday life, for better or for worse. This film was shot in one such school, somewhere in the depths of the Auvergne.

Festivals
Cannes 2002

Awards
Louis Delluc Award - Cannes 2002, Best Documentary - European Film Awards 2002, Best Editing - César Awards 2002

Directed by:
Nicolas Philibert
Duration:
1h:44m
Year:
2001
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