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The Kindergarten Teacher
Archived: The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)

director: Sara Colangelo

composer: Asher Goldschmidt
With: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal, a.o.

duration: 96 minutes

Official Selection - In Competition

"Nadiv Lapid's Hebrew-language 'The Kindergarten Teacher' was one of the more unshakable films of 2015, with its wonderfully inscrutable nature. One of the most important things that writer-director Sara Colangelo has done in her American remake is keep the central mystery intact. There is a list of small changes, some tweaks to the characters, a few added jokes, but this is very much the same movie told a second time. Is that necessary? Sure, why the hell not, especially when either version is so great. Moreover, it's a chance to see Maggie Gyllenhaal give one of the best performances of her career." (The Guardian)

"Based on Israeli director Nadav Lapid's 2014 drama of the same title, Sara Colangelo's 'The Kindergarten Teacher' stars Maggie Gyllenthal as the title figure, a dissatisfied working wife and mother on Staten Island whose frustrated artistic aspirations find an outlet of sorts in the discovery that one of her 5-year-old charges is an apparent poetical prodigy. As her interest rapidly grows from enthusiasm to obsession, she begins crossing the line of acceptable professional behavior." (Variety)


director: Sara Colangelo
composer: Asher Goldschmidt
producer: Celine Rattray, Osnat Handelsman-Keren, Talia Kleinhendler, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Trudie Styler
screenplay: Sara Colangelo, Nadav Lapid
Editor: Lee Percy, Marc Vives
Cinematography: Pepe Avila del Pino

production company: Pie Films

More info

dialogue: English
subtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
Country: United States of America
year: 2018


SARA COLANGELO: Halal Vivero (2006, short), Un attimo di respiro (2007, short), Little Accidents (2010, short), Little Accidents (2014), The Kindergarten (2018).

Technical Specs

format: DCP


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