Etre et Avoir
Directed by
Nicolas Philibert

 104 mins

shown March  2005

European Film Awards 2002 

Guardian Review | BBC Review


A documentary portrait of a one-room school in rural France, where the students (ranging in age from 4 to 11) are educated by a single dedicated teacher.

"This thoroughly delightful documentary has a miraculous simplicity and clarity - and yet displays its own deeply intelligent sort of sophistication" Guardian

"One of this years's finest releases turns out to be this fly-on-the-wall documentary from Nicolas Philibert, about a single-class French village school, which is situated in a remote Auvergne farming community."  BBCi

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