Acclaimed french director Francois Truffaut offers a heartwarming look at various children (ranging from ages 2 to 14) and the teachers, parents and other adults amid a small French village. For those of you who don't remember childhood as an idyllic time, this is the perfect film for you. The movie does capture the joy and excitement of childhood, but also the pain and the hurt of it all. It's a fine seriocomic tale, with a brilliant assortment of child actors, who remind you of at least half a dozen kids you knew when you were a child. This is the ultimate nostalgia trip, brought to life by a true master of universal themes.