Maggie Gyllenhaal turns in the performance of her career as a wellmeaning teacher who discovers a prodigious talent for poetry in one of her pupils. Frustrated with her own children’s lack of ambition, her attempts to nurture his talent become increasingly obsessive, as the narrative moves into thriller territory for its devastating final act. It’s a fiercely intelligent performance that has us understand and even sympathise with her motives, hoping for a happy resolution, even as it becomes apparent that it’s never going to work out that way.
Dir: Sara Colangelo Cast: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gael García Bernal, Michael Chernus
Wed 1 May - 4:00pm
Thu 2 May - 7:30pm
The Kindergarten Teacher (12A)
Wed 1 - Thu 2 May
Maggie Gyllenhaal turns in the performance of her career as a well-meaning teacher