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THE TEACHER (Czech Republic | Slovakia)

April 22, 2017 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am

Set in Bratislava during the final decade of communism, THE TEACHER examines the abuse of power at a middle school. Zuzana Maurery, named best actress at Karlovy Vary, plays a terrifying instructor who heads the local Communist party and uses her pupils to manipulate their parents for her own personal benefit.

Director: Jan Hrebejk
Writer: Petr Jarchovský
Genre: Comedy|Drama
Running time: 102 minutes
Distributor: Film Movement
Country : Slovakia|Czech Republic
Language: Slovak w|English subtitles
Rating: N|R
Stars: Zuzana Mauréry, Zuzana Konecná, Csongor Kassai, Danka Kucerová

FESTIVALS:  Czech Republic, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival; USA: Hamptons International Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, AFI Fest, Los Angeles, Sarasota Film Festival, Portland International Film Festival; South Korea, Busan International Film Festival; Poland, Warsaw Film Festival; Philippines, QCinema International Film Festival; Spain, Gijón International Film Festival; Japan, Tokyo International Film Festival; United Arab Emirates, Dubai International Film Festival; Italy, Trieste Film Festival; India, Bengaluru International Film Festival; Serbia, Belgrade Film Festival; Netherlands, Movies That Matter Festival; Hong Kong, Hong Kong International Film Festival

AWARDS:  Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Best Actress; Gijón International Film Festival, Best Original Score, Best Production Design

“Effectively transposing “12 Angry Men” into the most intense PTA meeting of all time, Jan Hřebejk’s THE TEACHER is a sardonic, richly seriocomic morality play that uses a delicate touch to explore why communism never seems to work out in the long run.” IndiWire.com

Website w|Press Kit: http://www.filmmovement.com/filmcatalog/index.asp?MerchandiseID=543
Official Trailer : http://www.myfilm.gr/v2/site-map/homepage/movies/82-comedy/1702-ucitelka-the-teacher-2016?showall=&start=4




April 22, 2017
9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
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