ETRE ET AVOIR

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ETRE ET AVOIR

TO BE AND TO HAVE

Nicolas Philibert
F, 2002
Documentaries, 104min, OmdU

ETRE ET AVOIR

Nicolas Philibert
F, 2002
Documentaries, 104min, OmdU

Cast: 
Georges Lopez und die Schulkinder von Saint-Etienne-sur-Usson: Axel/Guillaume/Jessie u.a.
Sound: 
Julien Cloquet
Camera: 
Katell Dijan
Laurent Didier
Editor: 
Nicolas Philibert
Composer: 
Philippe Hersant

Production: 
Maia Films 9 rue René Boulanger 75010 Paris, Frankreich T 1 53 72 84 00 maiafilms@maiafilms.com
World Sales: 
Mercure Distribution 27 rue de la Butte aux Cailles 75013 Paris, Frankreich T 1 44 16 88 44 infos@mercure-distribution.fr
Distribution in Austria: 
Stadtkino Filmverleih Spittelberggasse 3 1070 Wien T 1 522 48 14 stadtkino@nextra.at
Format: 
35 mm
Color

All over France, there are still examples of what are known as single-class schools that bring together all the children of a village around one teacher, from kindergarten to the last year of primary school. Between isolation and opening up to the world, these eclectic little groups share everyday life, for better and for worse. Nicolas Philibert, one of Frances most distinguished documentary filmmakers, with a keen eye for human nature, shot this fascinating film in one of them, somewhere in the heart of the Auvergne, between December 2000 and June 2001.