Free thought. Documentary cinema program

stills
Schedule
24 April 15:20
25 April 14:00
MR. BACHMANN AND HIS CLASS
HERR BACHMANN UND SEINE KLASSE

Director: MARIA SPETH
GERMANY
2021, 217'

«Mr. Bachmann and his class» is an intimate documentary portraying the bond between an elementary school teacher and his students. His unconventional methods clash with the complex social and cultural realities of the provincial German industrial town they live in.

Maria Speth was born in 1967. She is a writer, director, and producer of features and documentaries. Her graduate thesis film and debut feature «The days between» premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in 2001, where it won the VPRO Tiger Award. It was also honored with the Grand Jury Award at the Créteil International Women’s Film Festival and the MFG-Star Award for emerging directors in Germany in 2001. Her filmography include «Madonnas» (2007), «9 lives» (2011), and «Daughters» (2014).

ScriptMARIA SPETH,
REINHOLD VORSCHNEIDER
CameraREINHOLD VORSCHNEIDER
ProducerMARIA SPETH
ProductionMADONNEN FILM
World salesFilms Boutique,
filmsboutique.com

Others

76 DAYS
HAO WU, WEIXI CHEN
USA, CHINA
2020, 93'
THE MOLE AGENT
EL AGENTE TOPO
MAITE ALBERDI
CHILE, USA, GERMANY, NETHERLANDS, SPAIN
2020, 73'
DOWNSTREAM TO KINSHASA
DIEUDO HAMADI
2020, 90'
THE VILLAGE DETECTIVE: A SONG CYCLE
BILL MORRISON
USA
2021, 81'
A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX
RODNEY ASCHER
USA
2021, 108'
SPEER GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
VANESSA LAPA
ISRAEL
2020, 97'