The kindergarten teacher


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Director: Nadav Lapid
Cast: Sarit Larry, Avi Shnaidman, Lior Raz
Producers: Simon Arnal, Caroline Benjo, Julie Billy
2014, 119 minutes, Drama

Described as ‘the most important film to have been made in Israel in 2014’, Kindergarten Teacher is an intellectually engaging film.
A kindergarten teacher, a writer of poetry, discovers the extraordinary talent of a five year old pupil who creates his own verbal poetry spontaneously. She becomes obsessed with the need to nurture his talent for compositions which have ‘seen much beauty’ despite his tragic circumstances.
Morgan Kopee co-founder of Replica cinema magazine, named the film as third in his top 14 movies of 2014, Michel Ciment leading French film journalist selected this at the head of his list of the year’s top five films, and Bernhard Karl, the artistic director of the Munich and 14 other film festivals named Nadav Lapid as the most talented young director in 2014.

Festivals and Awards:
Cannes Critics/week 2014
Seville Film Festival 2014 – Winner Of Silver Giradillo (2Nd Prize)

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We are very pleased to offer you six Dutch premieres of highly original contemporary Israeli films and TV productions that have not been shown before in The Netherlands. All the films have English subtitles.

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