Norway, 90 min
At the nursery school in Nesodden, near Oslo, learning is supposed to be fun, first and foremost, but also devoid of imperatives of tangible success. Standing out from many institutions of the same type, the kindergarten, surrounded by a forest, relies very largely on the sensitivity of the teachers, as well as on the way in which they perceive their work. In the magic universe of dreams and games, following the rhythm of the seasons, Margreth Olin enters with gentleness and affection into the life of this small community over a year. Although the age of the children varies enormously, the director chose to more closely follow the group of the eldest children, who will undergo some important rituals over these months and will have to leave the school when autumn comes. By filming at the right height, successfully capturing with finesse the gestures and affection between the beings, the hesitations and enthusiasm of childhood, the filmmaker draws, beyond the essential societal questioning of education and of its possible models, the grace of a suspended time, bathed in candour.
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