The Country Teacher

Directed by Bohdan Sláma
Film Movement
113 Minutes
Czech Republic, Germany, France
LGBTQ, Drama
Not Rated

A gifted young teacher takes a job teaching natural sciences at a grammar school in the country. Here he makes the acquaintance of a woman and her troubled 17-year old son. The teacher has no romantic interest in the woman but they quickly form a strong friendship, each recognizing the other’s uncertainties, hopes and longing for love. When the teacher's ex-boyfriend comes to visit from the city, he quickly realizes that nobody in the village knows that the teacher is gay and harbors a secret affection for the teenage boy. His jealous actions set in motion a series of events that will test the inner strength and compassion of the teacher, the woman and her son to a breaking point.

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  • "A great story of love, friendship and forgiveness."
    Vincent Musetto, New York Post
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