#6. To Be and to Have (2002)


Kino Lorber

– Director: Nicolas Philibert

– Metascore: 87

– IMDb user rating: 7.8

– Runtime: 104 minutes

In a one-room schoolhouse in rural France, teacher Georges Lopez teaches children of varying ages ranging from 4 to 11. “To Be and to Have” documents the dedication of one teacher and gives a view into childhood education and how wondrous it can be. Writing for The Dissolve, Noel Murray noted, “This movie is a portal, leading to a living museum of childhood at its most poignant.”