The Kindergarten Teacher (12A)

The Kindergarten Teacher

Sara Colangelo's Sundance hit stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as a Staten Island teacher fascinated by the possibility that one of her students is a prodigy.

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.

US 2018 Dir Sara Colangelo 97 min

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‘The Kindergarten Teacher is a wonderfully observed story of a woman approaching middle age tussling with her vanquished dreams‘

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