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.

Tagged with: Cinema New releases F-rated

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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