VARSITY WORLD FILM WEEK ONLY - Slovak (subtitles)
A new teacher, Maria Drazdechova, arrives in a middle school classroom in Bratislava in 1983. It slowly becomes clear that perhaps the pupils' grades are related to how willing their guardians are to helping out with her errands, her housecleaning, and other random services. After one of the students attempts suicide, however, the director of the school calls for an emergency parents' meeting to remove the teacher, but because Ms. Drazdechova is also a high-ranking official of the Communist Party, parents are fearful.
Director: Jan Hrebejk; Starring Zuzana Maurery, Zuzana Konecná, Csongor Kassai, Tamara Fischer, Martin Havelka, Éva Bandor.