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Aro Favourite Etre et Avoir


aka: To Be and to Have
France 2002, 100 minutes
Dir. Nicolas Philibert
In French with English subtitles
Rating: [PG]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Documentary

Topics: Educational Resource.


Aroview: Acclaimed internationally for its inspirational power and transcendence of the documentary form, this non-fiction film observes the simple, daily activity in a rural schoolhouse of 4 to 10 year-olds under the quiet authority of their poised-for-retirement teacher.

A celebration of the process of learning and one man’s dedication to teaching, the unhurried, observational approach is, according to the director, less ‘about’ its subjects than ‘with’ its subjects, finding significance in the smallest event while resonating on the fleeting innocence of childhood.

NZ International Film Festival 2002

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DVD Features

  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • extra stuff
  • aspect ratio: 1.66:1

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