Rent To Be and to Have (2002)

3.9 of 5 from 195 ratings
1h 40min
Rent To Be and to Have (aka Etre Et Avoir) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Charting the events within a small single-class village school over the course of one academic year, 'Etre Et Avoir' takes a warm and serene look at primary education in the French heartlands. A dozen youngsters, aged 4-10, are brought together in a rural classroom and taught every subject by a single teacher. A master of quiet authority, he patiently navigates the children towards adolesence, cooling down their arguments and listening to their problems with extraordinary dedication. Soon, however, he will have to say goodbye to those older students, who are now ready to go onto the state school in the local town.
Winner of a host of international awards, Etre et Avoir is a unique meeting of a director of remarkable talent and a man whose assured approach to teaching will have an impact, not only upon the lucky few children who share his wisdom, but upon anyone who sees this extraordinary and heart-warming film.
Actors:
Georges Lopez, Alizé, Axel Thouvenin, Guillaume, , Johan, , Jonathan, Julien, , Létitia, Marie-Elizabeth, , , , , , Magali, Léa, Océane
Directors:
Producers:
Gilles Sandoz
Aka:
Etre Et Avoir
Studio:
Tartan
Genres:
Documentary
Countries:
France, Documentary
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/10/2003
Run Time:
100 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Star and director filmographies
  • Nicolas Philibert interview
  • David Parkinson film notes
  • World Cinema trailer reel
  • Scene selection
BBFC:
Release Date:
12/11/2012
Run Time:
106 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Nicolas Philibert Inreview
  • Film-making Masterclass with Nicolas Philibert
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (3) of To Be and to Have

Great Film - To Be and to Have review by Demi

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30/12/2005

Wonderful film. Quiet, yet compelling. The little kid is a star - quite unlike the usual pretentious child portrayals in films.

P.S. If you like this, you will like The Chorus too.

4 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

A brilliant film - To Be and to Have review by blackrocket2000

Spoiler Alert
16/11/2013

Having just watched and reviewed "The Hunt" I was reminded of this wonderful film. Added this because I was surprised at the lack of reviews here.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

Beautiful - To Be and to Have review by BE

Spoiler Alert
09/01/2015

This fly on the wall docu movie from 2002 presents a time of serene and technology free childhood of a small group of children attending a school in very rural France. How lucky they were. I wonder if it still exists.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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