GALA SCREENING - DIRECTOR IN ATTENDANCE
Saturday, April 29, 6:45PM
The Teacher (Učitelka)
CZ 2016 102min.
Directed by Jan Hřebejk
Starring Zuzana Mauréry, Zuzana Konecná
Since the arrival of the new teacher, Maria Drazdechova, to a school in suburban Bratislava in 1983, life has turned upside down for students and parents. The fact that a student’s suicide could be related to the teacher’s corrupt behaviour forces the school Principal call the students’ parents for an urgent meeting that will suddenly put the future of all the families at stake. They are asked to sign a petition to move Miss Drazdechova out of the school. The teacher’s connections within the Communist Party make everyone feel threatened, but at this point they have no choice but to make a decision: will they dare to go against Miss Drazdechova and stand up for what they believe in, or will they just remain silent and let things be?
The film will be followed by a Q&A with director Jan Hřebejk.