To Be And To Have

  • France
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All over France, there are still examples of what are known as “single-class schools”: classes 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. This film was shot in one of them, somewhere in the heart of the Auvergne.

With la classe d'une école communale à Saint-Etienne sur Usson

Interview: Nicolas Philibert


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  • Original title
    Etre Et Avoir
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Nicolas Philibert
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Katell Djian, Laurent Didier
  • Editing
    Nicolas Philibert
  • Music
    Philippe Hersant
  • Sound
    Julien Cloquet
  • Duration
    104 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • France
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • 2003 CÉsar
    • 2003 Bratislava International French Film Festival
    • 2003 Cuba French Film Festival
    • 2002 Filmtage TÜbingen
    • 2002 Semana Internacional De Cine De Valladolid
    • 2002 Firenze Film Festival
    • 2002 Arte Price
  • Awards
    • 2002 Prix Louis Delluc
    • 2003 Best Film
    • 2003 Best Director
    • 2002 European Film Awards
    • 2002 Distribution Support Price
    • 2002 Time Of History Award
    • 2002 Grand Prix France CinÉma
    • 2002 Documentary Award
    • 2003 Jury Grand Price And Audience Award
    • 2003 Cuba Critics Price


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