The Kindergarten Teacher

2018
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The Kindergarten Teacher
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Title: The Kindergarten Teacher

Original Title: The Kindergarten Teacher

Year: 2018

Info

Release Dates

  • UK: March 08 2019
  • United States: October 12 2018

Plot

Lisa Spinelli (Maggie Gyllenhaal) works as a kindergarten teacher in a school in Staten Island, the burough of boroughs of New York City. Her life passes within the everydayness and boredom until one day she realizes one of her little pupils, Jimmy Roy (Parker Sevak), turns out to be a poetry portent. Since that moment, Lisa will not saparate from Jimmy, encouraging him and making sure the child makes the most of his talent. But there's a time her hard work will become an obsession and her methods will be very debatable.

This is a new version of 2014 Naday Lapid's film and her director was awarded with the U.S. Dramatic Directing Award in Sundance 2018. The cast is completed with Rosa Salazar ('El corredor del laberinto: La cura mortal') y Gael García Bernal ('Coco').

Cast

Director:

Sara Colangelo Sara Colangelo

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Trivia

Awarded

This film was awarded with the U.S. Dramatic Directing Award in Sundance 2018.

Remake

The film is a remake of the 2014 Israeli 'The Kindergarten Teacher'.

Poetry

The poems in 'The Kindergarten Teacher' were written by Kaveh Akbar and Ocean Vuong, two well-known poets.

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