This is a magical French documentary about a primary-school teacher and his pupils. The setting is rural France. We see the evolving personalities of the children gently juxtaposed with the changing of the seasons. The film is about growth and learning in its many manifestations. Nature sets the pattern for all the changes taking place. We see in the teacher, Georges, the personification of patience and loving attentiveness. This documentary shows what real love and engagement is all about. A truly excellent film and certainly worth watching again and again.