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The Kindergarten Teacher Rated 12A

The Kindergarten Teacher

Dir. Sara Colangelo. USA, 2018. 1h 37m. Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gael García Bernal, Ato Blankson-Wood, Libya Pugh, Michael Chernus, Carter Kojima.

Lisa Spinelli, a hardworking teacher and mediocre poet, becomes fascinated by a gifted five-year-old student in her class – and follows a desperate path as she tries to nurture his talent. Maggie Gyllenhaal gives a gripping performance in this unsettling psychological drama.

‘It’s a chance to see Maggie Gyllenhaal give one of the best performances of her career’ ★★★★★ Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian

‘A piece of apposite cultural criticism with a stunning turn from Gyllenhaal.’ ★★★★ Lillian Crawford, Little White Lies