Etre et avoir at AF de Kotte
The film to be screened at the Alliance Francaise de Kotte on
December 3 at 6.30 pm is Etre et avoir.
A scene from the movie
Set in a village schoolhouse in Auvergne this film depicts how 13
children, ages ranging from about 4 to 12 are educated by Georges Lopez
a single dedicated teacher. Against a landscape of mountains & farmland,
from driving snow to rain to sun, the children gather in Lopez’s warm &
colorful classroom, to read, write dictation, cook & sort things out. At
home, the older ones do homework with parents after their chores.
At year’s end, they look ahead to the next, visiting the middle
school and meeting the little ones coming in the fall. As they learn
sums & adjectives, with Lopez’s help, they also learn to live side by
side. Directed by Nicolas Philibert this 104 min, 2002 film stars
Georges Lopez, Alizé, Axel.
This screening is free of charge and open to the public at the AF de
Kotte at 139 Jawatte Road, Colombo 5.