Every year, thousands of students – mostly female – embark upon courses that will lead them to become nurses. Enrolled in Nursing Training Institutes, they will spend their time between lectures, practical exercises and internships. A difficult process during which they will have to acquire a great deal of knowledge, master numerous technical procedures and prepare themselves for heavy responsibilities. This film follows the ups and downs of an apprenticeship that will confront them, often at a young age, with human fragility, suffering, illness, the flaws in souls and bodies. It therefore talks about us all, about our humanity.
(France, 1951) He studied philosophy before he co-directed, with Gérard Mordillat, his first documentary, La voix de son maitre, in 1978. He has since signed over ten films including Ser y tener (2002) which was awarded the Prix Louis-Delluc and was nominated for Best Film at the César Awards. He’s one of the best contemporary documentary makers.
Filmography: De chaque instant (2018), La maison de la radio (2013), Retour en Normandie (2007), Ser y tener (2002), Le pays des sourds (1992), La Ville Louvre (1990)