The Kindergarten Teacher | FilmBath screening
The Kindergarten Teacher, FilmBath presents
Obsession takes many forms. In Sara Colangelo’s US remake of a 2014 Israeli film, kindergarten teacher Lisa Spinelli (Maggie Gyllenhaal) is amazed when one of her charges, five-year-old Jimmy, shows a mysterious capacity to create superb poetry. No one else seems to care, so Lisa takes it upon herself to go above and beyond what is reasonable – perhaps alarmingly so. Ambiguous and utterly convincing, ‘Gyllenhaal offers a beautifully nuanced performance full of intelligence and desperation. She taps into something deep about the unmet emotional needs of a woman whose life is spent putting forth energy toward others’ – The Wrap.