Être et avoir [videorecording] = To be and to have /
Maïa Films présente ; en coproduction avec Arte France Cinéma, les Films d'Ici, le Centre National de Documentation Pédagogique ; avec la particpation Canal+, the Centre National de la Cinématographie, Gimages 4 ; un film de Nicolas Philibert ; executive producer Gilles Sandoz.
New York : Kino Lorber, [2014]
1 videodisc (ca. 104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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New York : Kino Lorber, [2014]
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Opening credits -- Winter's morning -- Little ones -- Dictation -- Finished, Jojo? -- Crepes -- Stolen erasers -- Sorting things out -- Math homework -- Seven -- Her own world -- Stopping it all -- Dirty hands -- Obliged to succeed -- Ami and Amie -- Middle school -- Heart to heart -- Fieldtrip -- New kids -- Sticking together.
credits note
Image [photography], Katell Djian, Laurent Didier ; caméra et montage [camera and editing], Nicolas Philibert ; musique originale [original music], Philippe Hersant.
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Originally produced as a motion picture in 2002.
Special features: Entretien avec Nicolas Philibert [Interview with] (21 min.); Theatrical trailer [English] (3 min.); French trailer (2 min.); Poésies [Poetry recitation] (3 min.).
L'instituteur [teacher] Georges Lopez; les enfants de la classe [children in the class] Alizé, Axel, Guillaume, Jesse, Johan (Jojo), Johann, Jonathan, Julien, Laura, Létitia, Marie-Elizabeth, Nathalie, Olivier.
This film chronicles a year in the life of a one-room schoolhouse in rural France, presided over by Georges Lopez, a devoted teacher responsible for nurturing a dozen children ages 3-11. The film sees the teacher as artist, and presents teaching as a form of love. Because along with reading, writing, and arithmetic, the children learn about what we think of as the basic values of civilization: reason, tolerance, learning, cooperation, and comradeship. In one year, one dedicated teacher, sensitive to children's educational and emotional needs, exemplifies the importance of an abiding faith in children, and in education as a vocation.
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In French with optional subtitles in English.
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MPAA rating: Not rated.
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DVD; NTSC, widescreen presentation, 16 x 9 letterboxed.

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