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Être et avoir

Nicolas Philibert Francia, 2002

Ben Dooley's rating of the film Ser y tener

A very warm depiction of a single school class, with younger and older students, in a French village. It captures so much detail and variety of childhood experience; the teacher's patient attention and the students' interactions with one another - fights, friendships. It feels almost as though the cameras were never turned off, giving some very private scenes, including some without the teacher. Human and inspiring!