32nd Tromso International Film Festival
Norway, January 17 - January 23 2022Festival homepage
The jury stated: “Our prize goes to a film that reminds us how powerful cinema can be by its smart, unobtrusive use of observation and music. An uplifting film about universal themes that inspires us to do our best and shows us why it is important, especially in this fast and isolating age, to devote your time to others to really appreciate them – and also how enriching it is to learn, create and hang out together. It is a long film, yet all of us didn’t want it to end. We thank German filmmaker Maria Speth and her crew for introducing us to one exceptional teacher in this exceptional documentary. And we want to encourage all other viewers to spend their time in the company of Mr. Bachmann and his class”.