Director: MARIA SPETH
«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).
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