THE TEACHER

Directed by Jan Hrebejk
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Screenings

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Scottsdale Int'l Film Festival Scottsdale Arizona November 2, 2017
Laemmle's Music Hall Beverly Hills California September 1, 2017
El Campanil Cupertino California August 20, 2017
Jarvis Conservatory Napa California August 12, 2017
Orinda Theatre Orinda California August 25, 2017
Palm Springs International Film Festival Palm Springs California January 5, 2017
Roxie Theater San Francisco California September 8, 2017
Cinequest Film Festival San Jose California February 28, 2017
Santa Barbara International Film Festival Santa Barbara California February 1, 2017
South Bay Film Society Torrence California September 19, 2017
The Dairy Center for the Arts Boulder Colorado October 25, 2017
Cinestudio Hartford Connecticut September 3, 2017
Rehoboth Beach Film Festival Rehoboth Beach Delaware November 3, 2017
Filmfest DC - Washington DC International Film Festival Washington District of Columbia April 20, 2017
cinema Paradiso-Hollywood Hollywood Florida September 15, 2017
Sarasota Film Festival Sarasota Florida March 31, 2017
The Ryder Bloomington Indiana September 22, 2017
Tallgrass Film Festival Wichita Kansas October 18, 2017
AFI - EU Film Festival Silver Spring Maryland December 1, 2016
MFA Boston Boston Massachusetts November 9, 2017
Cinema 320 at Clark Worcester Massachusetts September 26, 2017
Minneapolis-St.Paul International Film Festival Minneapolis Minnesota April 13, 2017
Kansas International Film Festival Kansas City Missouri November 3, 2017
St. Louis International Film Festival St. Louis Missouri November 2, 2017
The Montclair Film Festival Montclair New Jersey April 28, 2017
The Screen Santa Fe New Mexico September 22, 2017
Cornell Cinema Ithaca New York November 11, 2017
Film Forum New York New York August 30, 2017
Cleveland Int'l Film Festival Cleveland Ohio March 29, 2017
Meaford International Film Festival Meaford Ontario August 31, 2017
Portland International Film Festival Portland Oregon February 9, 2017
European Film Festival Puerto Rico Miramar Puerto Rico March 29, 2017
Violet Crown Charlottesville Charlottesville Virginia May 23, 2017
Cinema Art Fairfax Virginia August 27, 2017
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Winchester Winchester Virginia March 16, 2017
Grand Illusion Cinema Seattle Washington September 15, 2017
"[An] intelligent and universally resonant crowd-pleaser..."
– Alissa Simon, Variety
"**** Hrebejk and Jarchovsy deftly employ humour as a way of mocking and undercutting their anti-heroine while preventing their overall point about power and corruption from becoming preachy."
– Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"Effectively transposing ൔ Angry Men" into the most intense PTA meeting of all time, Jan Hrebejk's "The Teacher" is a sardonic, richly seriocomic morality play..."
– David Ehrlich, Indiewire

Synopsis

In a middle school classroom in Bratislava in 1983, a new teacher, Maria Drazdechova (Maurery), asks each student to stand up, introduce themselves and tell her what their parents do for a living. It slowly becomes clear that perhaps the pupils' grades are related to how willing their guardians are open to helping her out with her errands, her housecleaning, and other random services. After one of the students attempts suicide, however, the director of the school has no choice but to call for an emergency parents' meeting to remove the teacher, but because Ms. Drazdechova is also a high-ranking official of the Communist Party, parents are hesitant to sign a petition to transfer her out. In a classroom behind the Iron Curtain, the future of all the families are at stake, as the film examines how each family must wrestle with standing up for what they believe in or silently keep the status quo.

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