This bittersweet film based on true events tells the story of a Mexican teacher whose unorthodox methods became an inspiration for one primary school’s students.

The primary school in the Mexican border town of Matamoros isn’t exactly a dream workplace. Drug wars have spawned crime, corruption and poverty, and so the school places more emphasis on discipline and obedience than on personal development. The teachers are exhausted and demotivated – except for Sergio Juárez Correa. The charismatic protagonist believes in the potential of children from disadvantaged families. But his teaching methods, based on discovering the world through experiments and games, may just be too radical for such a conservative institution. This reality-inspired drama received an Audience Award at Sundance.

Atlas – Small Hall, Ke Štvanici 371/4, Praha 8


Lucerna Cinema – Large Hall, Vodičkova 36, Praha 1

Original TitleRadical
Original LanguageSpanish
Subtitles Czech, English
PremiéraCzech premiere
Film typeFeature film
Year of Production2022
Country of OriginUSA
Length127 min.
Tags Children and Youth, Latin America
Director Christopher Zalla

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