Thursday 11 April, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull

Sara Colangelo | 2018 | USA | Cert 12A | 97 mins


Tickets can be purchased in advance exclusively via HULL  BOX OFFICE

Programme details

Vue Cinema is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack? Doors to the screening room usually open around twenty minutes before the performance starts.

7:30pm: Programme starts

9:20pm: Programme ends

The programme runtime includes an allowance for introductions and trailers. This may vary and in some cases, the film will begin immediately after a short introduction.


Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as Lisa Spinelli, a kindergarten teacher and poet fed up with her career, her oblivious husband and teenage kids who largely ignore her. When she discovers that a five-year-old in her class may be a poetic prodigy, Lisa becomes fascinated and tries to protect him from neglectful parents. She soon finds herself risking her career and family to nurture his talent.

Featuring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gael García Bernal, Ato Blankson-Wood

Awards and Reviews

Winner, Best Dramatic Director – Sundance Film Festival
Toronto Intl Film Festival, CPH:PIX, Ghent Film Festival Official Selections

“It’s hard not to think “WTF?!” in this story of a teacher who discovers a child prodigy and becomes obsessed. But Gyllenhaal is a sorceress of an actress worthy of following through the film’s twisty paths of light and dark.” – Rolling Stone

“Gyllenhaal – who is never out of our sight – somehow makes us all her accomplices, imprisoning our sympathies even when Lisa’s inappropriate behaviour escalates to inexcusable.” – The New York Times


THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER is rated 12A. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).

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