The Teacher – Wednesday 28 February 2018
Directed by Jan Hrebejk
Czech Republic (2016) (sub-titled)
102 mins Comedy/Drama
In a middle school classroom in Bratislava in 1983, a new teacher, Maria Drazdechova (Maurery), asks each student to stand up, introduce themselves and
tell her what their parents do for a living. It slowly becomes clear that perhaps the pupils' grades are related to how willing their guardians are
open to helping Ms. Drazdechova out with her errands, her housecleaning, and other random services.
After one of the students attempts suicide, however, the director of the school has no choice but to call for an emergency parents' meeting to remove the teacher. But because Ms. Drazdechova is also a high-ranking official of the Communist Party, parents are hesitant to sign a petition to transfer her out.
In a classroom behind the Iron Curtain, the future of all the families are at stake, as the film examines how each family must wrestle with standing up for what they believe in or silently keep the status quo.
Inspired by true events, this suspenseful drama reveals the strength of the human character. It is a universal story that could happen anytime and anywhere,
as long as corruption, pettiness, and selfishness still rule the world.
“Maurery, who won the best actress award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic last year, is impressive as the thoroughly nasty Mrs D”.
David Stratton, The Australian
“A little power corrupts absolutely in this caustically clever Slovak-language dramedy from the prolific Czech director-writer team of Jan Hrebejk and Petr Jarchovsky”.
Aaron Hillis, Village Voice
"The Teacher benefits not only from filmmakers who join a multifaceted understanding of human nature with a fastidious control of technique and style, but also from being set in a particular time and place”.
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
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