Film Club ”The Kindergarten Teacher” 2nd Oct 8pm

Film Club ”The Kindergarten Teacher” 2nd Oct 8pm

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Film Club ”The Kindergarten Teacher” 2nd Oct 8pm

October 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| €7

Kindergarten Teacher, The

Director: Sara Colangelo

Cast: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gael García Bernal, Ato Blankson-Wood, Parker Sevak

FILM INFO:

99 minutes, USA, 2018, TBC

Short synopsis (less than 60 words)

Maggie Gyllenhaal, gives a stand out performance as Lisa Spinelli a Kindergarten Teacher who inadvertently discovers her five-year-old student, Jimmy (Parker Sevak) is a gifted prodigy. Unfortunately for both, Lisa’s good intentions led to over protectiveness and erratic decision-making. Gyllenhaal portrayal of the seemingly patient and caring Lisa, is a remarkable portrait of the psyche of a disillusioned woman.

Short synopsis (less than 120 words)

Maggie Gyllenhaal, gives a stand out performance as Lisa Spinelli a Kindergarten Teacher who inadvertently discovers her five-year-old student, Jimmy (Parker Sevak) is a gifted prodigy. Unfortunately for both, Lisa’s good intentions to nurture Jimmy’s undoubted gifts slowly turn to inappropriate protectiveness and erratic decision-making.

Gyllenhaal portrayal of the seemingly patient and caring Lisa, is a remarkable portrait of the psyche of a disillusioned woman. An aspiring but frustrated poet, Lisa yearns to be more than what she has becomes. Lisa confuses Jimmy’s gift as the means to refashion her frustrated life. Nuanced and subtly unnerving, Sara Colangelo adaption of Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid’s 2014 film of the same name, deservingly won the Directing Award at Sundance 2018.

Festivals:

London Film Festival 2018

Sundance Film Festival 2018

Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Awards

Winner director Award Sundance Film Fesitval 2018.

Nominee, People’s Choice Award, Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Quotes:

“…a brillianly observed ethical pretzel about a poetically gifted kid” – The Guardian

 Fluidly capturing the trajectory of a ruinous obsession, the writer and director, Sara Colangelo, skillfully fudges the line between mentoring and manipulation.” – Jeannette Catsoulism, The NYTimes