Mr Bachmann and his Class

Dir: Maria Speth
217mins   2021   Germany   PG   German    Subtitled    F-Rated

Part of our Celebrating Teachers season

In a German city with a complex history of both excluding and integrating foreigners, a charismatic elementary school teacher provides his pupils, who all come from different countries originally, with the key to feeling at home in Germany and becoming citizens of the world.

'One of the most effortlessly absorbing and deeply encouraging nonfiction films of recent memory... In its sap-free way, the film is a comfort, an inspiring testament to the way the right teacher at the right time might be one of life's greatest gifts' - Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter