The Kindergarten Teacher — Official Trailer


added: Thu, Aug 9th '18

Maggie Gyllenhaal plays a well-intentioned educator who steps over an ethical line to nurture the poetic talents of a gifted five year-old boy in the official trailer for the Netflix film "The Kindergarten Teacher."

The Oscar-nominated "Crazy Heart" actress, who is also set to return next month for Season 2 of the acclaimed HBO series "The Deuce," delivers what looks like a riveting, nuanced performance as a Staten Island kindergarten teacher who, perhaps a little disappointed with her own career, becomes increasingly obsessed with helping out a young gifted student who she believes has an extraordinary poetic writing gift. It's a rare talent that is comparable to that of a "young Mozart."

But when the kid's father prefers to raise his son as normally as possible, Gyllenhaal's character, nevertheless, feels obligated to foster the boy's gifts -- to the point where she has crossed over a line that many would view as temporary kidnapping.

Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Sara Colangelo (Little Accidents), who, for this film, was rewarded earlier this year with Sundance's Best Directing Award, "The Kindergarten Teacher" also stars Gael Garcia Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle), Rosa Salazar (Alita: Battle Angel), and Ajay Naidu (Office Space), with newcomer Parker Sevak as the gifted five year-old.

"The Kindergarten Teacher," which is the American remake of the critically acclaimed Israeli film by filmmaker Nadav Lapid, will be released exclusively on Netflix later in the fall, beginning October 12th.

When a Staten Island kindergarten teacher (Maggie Gyllenhaal) discovers what may be a gifted five year-old student in her class, she becomes fascinated and obsessed with the child -- spiraling downward on a dangerous and desperate path in order to nurture his talent.


directed by   Sara Colangelo

starring   Maggie Gyllenhaal, Parker Sevak, Gael Garcia Bernal , Rosa Salazar, Ajay Naidu, Anna Baryshnikov, Michael Chernus

release date   October 12, 2018 (on Netflix)

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