The Kindergarten Teacher

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Madman Entertainment
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“A level of daring we don't often see... An ending as tense as any thriller”

The Guardian

“A fiercely brilliant turn from Maggie Gyllenhaal”


“Ripping with psychological complexity”

The Hollywood Reporter

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A film by Sara Colangelo

Stuck in an unsatisfying marriage and with teenage children who ignore her, 40-year-old Lisa Spinelli (Maggie Gyllenhaal) treads water by teaching kindergarten with quiet dispassion.

One day everything changes when Lisa discovers that Jimmy, a five-year-old boy in her class, may be a gifted poet and sees him as a ticket out of her mundane life. When Lisa presents some of Jimmy’s work at her poetry class as her own work, and receives praise from her teacher (Gael García Bernal), her desire to mentor the child genius grows.

As fascination turns into obsession, Lisa spirals downward on a dangerous and desperate path to channel her unfulfilled creative dreams into the protégée.

Rating: M

Mature themes and coarse language | Runtime: 96mins

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