The Kindergarten Teacher
Maggie Gyllenhaal (‘The Honourable Woman’, ‘The Deuce’) gives one of her finest performances in this compelling account of a teacher overstepping the boundaries of her role. An US remake of Nadav Lapid’s acclaimed Israeli drama, it centres on a kindergarten teacher depressed with her life when she discovers a young pupil (Parker Sevak) possesses an extraordinary gift for poetry. Initially encouraging the boy, Lisa’s behaviour soon becomes obsessive. Concerned that no one understands Jimmy’s gift she embarks upon a dangerous plan.