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The Kindergarten Teacher

Haganenet

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Directed by Nadav Lapid
Israel, France, 2014
Drama
      Hebrew
      English

Synopsis

Nira discovers that her young student, Yoav, has an otherworldly talent for language and poetry. She slowly and progressively becomes interested in cultivating the boy’s gift, but when fascination morphs into obsession, Nira pushes the boundaries of her relationship with the boy and his family.

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From director Nadav Lapid (Policeman) comes this tense Israeli drama about a preternaturally gifted child-poet. Remade in the U.S with Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Kindergarten Teacher unearths a nation’s guilt and a child’s innocence and is filmmaking at its most politically and dramatically invigorated.

Synopsis

Nira discovers that her young student, Yoav, has an otherworldly talent for language and poetry. She slowly and progressively becomes interested in cultivating the boy’s gift, but when fascination morphs into obsession, Nira pushes the boundaries of her relationship with the boy and his family.

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The Kindergarten TeacherDirected byNadav Lapid
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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
2015
Indiewire Critics' Poll
2014 | Nominee: Best Undistributed Film

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