Crystal Globe ~ Best Film
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Best Actress
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
This is a witty little gem that may make the Oscar's foreign-language shortlist again.
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The Teacher

From Oscar-nominated director Jan Hřebejk (DIVIDED WE FALL, KAWASAKI’S ROSE) and loosely inspired by true events, comes this new pitch-black comedy. In a middle school classroom in 1980s Bratislava, maniacal school teacher Comrade Drazdechova (played hilariously to the hilt by Zuzana Mauréry, Best Actress Winner at Karlovy Vary) uses her Communist party connections to manipulate her students' parents for her own gain. Comrade Drazdechova's mounting abuses results in a PTA meeting from hell in which parents and the school administrators face off against each other – and themselves.

Played at

Music Hall, 9.01.17 - 9.21.17
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 103 min
Language: Slovak

Director: Jan H?ebejk
Cast: Csongor Kassai, Zuzana Konecná, Zuzana Mauréry

  • Nominee, Crystal Globe ~ Best Film, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
  • Winner, Best Actress, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW: Michael Jaconelli, The Skinny
Set during the declining years of communism in Bratislava this sharply written tale of one teacher’s abuse of power in a local school skilfully critiques communist rule in 80s Czechoslovakia with a surprising lightness of touch.

The story – inspired by a real-lif...