Diana, a young, attractive teacher at a suburban Texas high school, is well-liked by her students and colleagues. Her life seems to be following the status quo, but in reality she’s having a secret affair with her student Eric…
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Understated, bleakly severe. I think this movie may be very important film as American independent cinema after Mumblecore, also Hannah Fidell and Lindsay Burdge. Fortunately this has been released in US-indie-films-rarely-sell Japan (ofc, direct-to-video), but as Erotic arthouse flick titled "A FEMALE Teacher"(Oh, shucks) Because of that, this is misunderstood and not seen broadly....Such a shame.
Woah, a bang on debut feature! Seductive thriller trappings that you find on lifetime channel, are rendered through the heights of operatic drama. The movie isn't concern with an overarching plot but firmly understands that the small details in life are life and death. That being caught with the wrong person at the wrong time, could destroy everything. I hope Hannah Fiddell does other great movies like this!
A very naughty, horny, definitely-with-some-unresolved-issues teacher. The lead actress is good, but the film feels too short and also kind of boring for such a risky relationship. It's like the first-half of "Notes on a Scandal" but without the drama and the lesbian teacher... oh and instead of a cute family there's a boring housemate.
The reason this film works -- aside from the intense chemistry and performances by Lindsay Burdge and Will Brittain -- is due to its inherent psychosis that flows with a celluloid rhythm present in every frame. It is a dark (yet short) perspective on how the line between love and obsession can wear thin, especially when a person's career, reputation, and everything they have worked for is on the line. A great film.
I really have a hard time liking a film when fade outs are overused and good God is this film guilty of that. But I do like that Hannah Fidell likes to start her films in the middle of the story. In 6 Years, we're at the end of the couple's relationship. In this film, Diana is in the middle of her affair. That, to me, is interesting. However it does cause for a lack of character development, especially in this.
75 minutes and zero character development, up until the final five minutes of the film when Diane cycles through jealous, manic, and resigned emotional states. How can a film about something as salacious as a student/teacher sexual relationship be this boring?
Not sure why the story is given a dramatic/gloomy feel to it. An unnecessary insistence on making it serious than it is with the fade to black and omniscent soundtrack. It could have worked better as a comedy.
A hot teacher/student affair is like every school boy fantasy.