The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)
First screened in December 2018
Director: Sara Colangelo. Cast: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Parker Sevak, Michael Chernus, Gael García Bernal, Rosa Salazar, Anna Baryshnikov, Daisy Tahan, Sam Jules, Ajay Naidu, Samrat Chakrabarti, Ato Blankson-Wood, Libya Pugh, Ashley August, Nikhil Melnechuk. Screenplay: Sara Colangelo (based on the 2014 screenplay by Nadav Lapid).

Twitter Capsule: Gyllenhaal is terrific in a hard part. Direction of first half is especially smart. Dips a bit as it goes.

VOR:   Not a totally different animal from the Israeli original, though it has its own inflections and contexts, and it's a gutsy undertaking regardless.

Photo © 2018 Netflix/Pie Films/Maven Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Sundance Film Festival: Best Director (Dramatic)

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