Since its inauguration in 2007, the Lone Star International Film Festival (November 9-13, Sundance Square) has celebrated the work of cinema’s emerging talents, while honoring the legacy of the trendsetters who paved the way. LSIFF continues this programming tradition by discovering emerging talent—a prime focus of the ongoing international cinematic dialogue in which festivals serve such a crucial role.
Romania/USA/Switzerland, 2011, 90 minutes
In Romanian with English subtitles
Directed by Mona Nicoara and Miruna Coca-Cozma
Primary Cast: Alin Moldovan, Beniamin Lingurar, Dana Varga
Producers: Mona Nicoara and Miruna Coca-Cozma
Editor: Erin Casper
Co-producer: Miruna Coca-Cozma
Three Roma children from a small Transylvanian town participate in a project to desegregate the local school, struggling against indifference, tradition and bigotry with humor, optimism and sass. Our School is a bitter-sweet story about hope and race, and an elegy about generational prejudice and squandered opportunities.