Hull Independent Cinema presents: THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER
Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as Lisa Spinelli, a kindergarten teacher and poet fed up with her career, her oblivious husband and teenage kids who largely ignore her. When she discovers that a five-year-old in her class may be a poetic prodigy, Lisa becomes fascinated and tries to protect him from neglectful parents. She soon finds herself risking her career and family to nurture his talent.
Featuring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gael García Bernal, Ato Blankson-Wood
Awards and Reviews
Winner, Best Dramatic Director – Sundance Film Festival
Toronto Intl Film Festival, CPH:PIX, Ghent Film Festival Official Selections
“It’s hard not to think “WTF?!” in this story of a teacher who discovers a child prodigy and becomes obsessed. But Gyllenhaal is a sorceress of an actress worthy of following through the film’s twisty paths of light and dark.” – Rolling Stone
“Gyllenhaal – who is never out of our sight – somehow makes us all her accomplices, imprisoning our sympathies even when Lisa’s inappropriate behaviour escalates to inexcusable.” – The New York Times
THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER is rated 12A.
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