The Kindergarten Teacher (Netflix)

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  96 min.
Release Date: October 12, 2018 - Toronto
Netflix: October 12, 2018

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Cast: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Parker Sevak, Anna Baryshnikov, Rosa Salazar, Michael Chernus, Gael García Bernal


Lisa Spinelli (Maggie Gyllenhaal) is a New York kindergarten teacher whose teenage children are more interested in their phones than in any personal interaction. She also doesn't feel connected to her husband. She attends a weekly poetry class and realizes that she doesn't excel in that either.

One day, she hears her five-year-old student Jimmy (Parker Sevak) reciting a deep and soulful poem that is way beyond his capability. She immediately writes it down, shocked at how such a young kid can compose something that's incredibly genius.

Lisa is further distraught when she realizes Jimmy doesn't have a mother and that his father is largely absent from his life. Afraid that society will crush his creativity, Lisa becomes obsessed with him and crosses a line.

Director: Sara Colangelo
Studio: Netflix
Producer(s): Maggie Gyllenhaal, Celine Rattray, Talia Kleinhendler, Trudie Styler, Osnat Handelsman-Keren
Screenplay: Sara Colangelo
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