Kindergarten Teacher, The

Awards
SUNDANCE 2018 - THE DIRECTING AWARD: US DRAMATIC
Completed (Launched Sundance 2018 - US Dramatic Competition) / Drama / US / 96 mins / 2018
Director:
Sara Colangelo (Little Accidents)
Writer:
Sara Colangelo (Little Accidents)
Cast:
Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Deuce, The Honourable Woman, Crazy Heart, The Dark Knight)
Gael García Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle, Babel, The Motorcycle Diaries)
Rosa Salazar (Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Insurgent )
Producers:
Talia Kleinhendler (Women's Balcony, The Kind Words, The Farewell Party)
Osnat Handelsman Keren (Women's Balcony, The Kind Words, The Farewell Party)
Trudie Styler (Freak Show, Filth, Moon)
Celine Ratray (The Kids Are All Right, Freak Show, Novitiate)
Production Credits:
Pie Films / Maven Pictures / Paper Chase Films / Manhattan Productions / Imagination Park Entertainment

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. 

About the Director:

Sara Colangelo is a New York based writer and director whose short films have screened at festivals around the world, including U.S. festivals such as Sundance, Tribeca, and SXSW.  Colangelo’s debut feature, LITTLE ACCIDENTS, had its world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Inspired by her short film of the same title, it explores tragedy and redemption in a modern-day American coal mining town. During its development, Colangelo was invited to the Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Labs and received support from the Annenberg Institute, the San Francisco Film Society, IFP, and Indian Paintbrush. The film stars Boyd Holbrook, Elizabeth Banks, Chloe Sevigny, Josh Lucas, and Jacob Lofland. It was theatrically released in over fifteen U.S. cities and was subsequently nominated for a 2015 Independent Spirit Award in the category of Best First Screenplay. Sara's second feature film, THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, is an adaptation of Nadav Lapid’s acclaimed Israeli film.