Ruth Beckermann
“Beid, Hafsa, Melissa, Manessa, Mohammad… 25 children and their teacher. We wanted to find out who they are… to discover their skills and strategies, their joys, fears, wants and needs." More than 60% of all children in Viennese elementary schools do not have German as their first language. At the same time, there is an acute shortage of teachers and tutors. These adverse conditions are the starting point for Ruth Beckermann's FAVORITEN, in which the filmmaker accompanies a Viennese elementary school class over the course of three school years.
Technical Data
Running time: 118 min
Format: DCP
Screen ratio: 16:9 (1:1.85 pillarboxed)
Language spoken: German
Production year: 2024
Director(s): Ruth Beckermann
Writer(s): Ruth Beckermann & Elisabeth Menasse
Cinematography: Johannes Hammel
Editing: Dieter Pichler
Production company
Ruth Beckermann Filmproduktion
Marc-Aurel-Straße 5/10
1010 Vienna
tel:+43 699 115 074 98
International Sales
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