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.
good psych breakdown film+great showcase of what talented director can do w. simple dramatic premiss.brilliantly captures allure of illicit relationship destined to fail w. its sensuous abandon,conscious naivete,subtly rendered tragedy at expense of cheap thrills+quick dramatic fixes.5/5 if it had opened up more in the last 10 min,ie not forced closure+resolution.made me feel like we need more women telling stories!
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.
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.
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?
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.