Être et avoir 

Official Selection, Cannes 2002


Directed by: Nicolas PHILIBERT

Country: France

Year of production: 2002

Length: 104 minutes

Genre: documentary

All over France, there are still examples of what are known as “single-class schools” that bring together all the children in 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 these schools, somewhere in the heart of the Auvergne.