Released for the very first time on Blu-ray this coming Monday (12 November), French filmmaker Nicolas Philibert’s Être et Avoir (To Be and To Have, 2002) was a surprise audience and critical hit, going on to win numerous prestigious accolades including a BAFTA and a European Film Award. To celebrate this welcome rerelease, we’ve kindly been provided with THREE Blu-ray copies of the film to give away to our Francophile readership, courtesy of UK world cinema distributors Artificial Eye. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

Philibert’s Être et Avoir is a charming and intimate portrait of a single-class primary school in rural France and its inspirational teacher. Ranging in age from four to ten, the small handful of pupils are taught by the remarkable and wise Georges Lopez, whose patient and enlightened methods highlight a genuine affection for his young charges.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE Blu-ray copies of Nicolas Philibert’s Être et Avoir, just answer the following simple question:

French documentary filmmaker Nicolas Philibert’s last feature, 2010’s Nénette, followed the captive life of a member of which great ape species?

a) Chimpanzees
b) Gorillas
c) Orang-utans

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Être’), answer and postal address in the comment box provided.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

Être et Avoir is available to own on DVD from Monday 12 November, 2012, courtesy of Artificial Eye.

The competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 15 November, 2012.

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