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Être Et Avoir (2003)

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Critic Consensus: A small, sensitive, and moving portrait of a teacher and his students.

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A chronicle which follows an academic year in the lives of twelve school kids, ages 4-10, who are taught every subject, from math to gym, by one single dedicated teacher, Georges Lopez.

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Critic Reviews for Être Et Avoir

All Critics (59) | Top Critics (16)

It demonstrates without overreaching what an actual teacher can do to shape lives.

August 7, 2004

A counterintuitive film about a small schoolhouse in rural France, To Be and to Have gets its punch from simple scenes and conversations.

January 30, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Amounts to a rare gift and an opportunity to appreciate the end of an era.

November 21, 2003

Deep, honest and unforced.

November 21, 2003

A deceptively simple French film about teaching that keeps enlarging as you watch it, becoming beautiful and inspiring in a way most films never touch.

November 20, 2003 | Rating: 3.5/4

An unhurried model of nonfiction filmmaking and a vision of life at its most persuasively humanistic.

October 23, 2003 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Être Et Avoir

½

Apparently there was a lot of talk about the teacher and whether he was all that he appears to be which is seemingly the perfect teacher. This film brings out all the warm feelings of nostalgia for those early days of learning with the first teachers that we loved. Incredibly sweet.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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A little cute & touching documentary

Arash Xak
Arash Xak

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A sweet look at a teacher in a small French town and the children he teaches. We watch as he teaches them and they grow up and finally leave. It is moving and sad. We learn about the children and get to know them in a piece of voyeuristic brilliance.

Luke Baldock
Luke Baldock

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