The Kindergarten Teacher

Directed by Nadav Lapid

Year: 2014
Running Time: 119
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: Israel
Language: Hebrew
Genres: Drama
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The Kindergarten Teacher

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Yehezkel Lazarov
Lior Raz
Avi Shnaidman
Ester Rada
Sarit Larry

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Writer Nadav Lapid
Produced by Carole Scotta, Talia Kleinhendler and Osnat Handelsman-Keren
Directed by Nadav Lapid


Nadav Lapid's The Kindergarten Teacher is the story of a teacher who becomes at first enchanted, and then ultimately consumed by the poetic genius of her five-year-old student. As the titular protagonist, Nira, discovers that her young student, Yoav, has an otherworldly talent for language and poetry, she slowly and progressively becomes interested in cultivating the boy's gift. But when fascination morphs into obsession, Nira pushes the boundaries of her relationship with the boy and his family in an attempt to protect his talent before he passes from boyhood to adolescence, and his purity is lost.

Following his critically acclaimed debut Policemen, Lapid demonstrates the aesthetic vision of a true auteur, combining a verite approach with thrilling a cinematic narrative that brings into sharp focus the dangers of both mediocrity and passion.

 

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PLAYDATES

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Northwest Film Center Portland 1466654400June 23, 2016
Guild Cinema Albuquerque 1451106000December 26 - December 30, 2015
The Screen Santa Fe 1449205200December 4 - December 10, 2015
Bucknell University Lewisburg 1444708800October 13, 2015
Media Arts Center San Diego / Digital Gym San Diego 1443758400October 2 - October 8, 2015
Miami Beach Cinematheque Miami Beach 14412528009/4-6, 9, 11-13, 15, 16, 19, 20 ONLY
Milwaukee Film Festival Milwaukee 14399568008/19, 9/24


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