• Christopher Zalla
  • Mexico
  • 2023
  • 127'

Sergio Juarez (Eugenio Derbez – CODA) is the new teacher at a poor school in a Mexican border town. Ravaged by negligence, corruption and violence, neither the town nor the school offer many options for the lost youth. Frustrated by a general sense of apathy, Sergio turns to drastic methods to gain the students’ interest and help them realise their potential. Based on a true story, Radical is a moving, infectiously optimistic tale of hope and opportunity that won the audience Festival Favorite Award at Sundance.

Subtitles: EN, HR

Christopher Zalla

Christopher Zalla is a director and screenwriter, whose debut film Padre Nuestro (2007) won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. He directed television series (Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Criminal Intent) and taught at Columbia University’s Graduate Film School. He was born in Kenya, and has been living in Guatemala with his family since 2015.


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Festivals & Awards
Sundance Film Festival – Festival Favorite Award; Melbourne Int'l Film Festival; Zurich Film Festival

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