MR BACHMANN AND HIS CLASS
As one of the main questions of the alienated modern world is where one feels at home, the answer may be in Statalendorf, a German city with a complex history of immigrants and emigrants, where the genius professor Dieter Bachmann makes his students feel at home. They are between 12 and 14 years old, they come from twelve different nations and some of them still haven’t mastered German. Bachmann is the one who guides them through the process of education and joining the community.
Watching this emotional documentary, which is filmed once every ten years, someone would think that if all children had such an emotionally intelligent and patient professor like Bachmann, every conflict would be resolved by conversation and John Lenon’s Imagine would be our reality.
Maria Speth was born in 1967 in Titting, Bavaria, Germany. She is a director and writer, known for Mr Bachmann and His Class (2021), The Days Between (2001) and 9 Lives (2011).
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Silver Berlin Bear, Berlin International Film Festival 2021
Golden Firebird Award, Hong Kong International Film Festival 2021
Mr Bachmann and His Class (doc.)
Director: Maria Speth
Cast: Dieter Bachmann, Aynur Bal, Önder Cavdar
Production: Madonnen Film