The Teacher



St. Anthony Main Theatre 3Sun, Aug 27, 2017 1:15 PM Event Date Passed
Film Info
Original Title:Ucitelka
Program:Czech That Film
Tags:Comedy Drama
Release Year:2016
Runtime:102 min
Awards:2017 MSPIFF Official Selection
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016, Best Actress
Czech Republic
Director:Jan Hrebejk
Producer:Tibor Búza
Zuzana Mistríková
Katerina Ondrejková
Lubica Orechovská
Cinematographer:Martin Ziaran
Screenwriter:Petr Jarchovský
Editor:Vladimír Barák
Composer:Michal Novinski
Principal Cast:Zuzana Mauréry
Zuzana Konecná
Csongor Kassai
Tamara Fischer
Martin Havelka
Éva Bandor
Filmography:Up and Down ('04)
Divided We Fall ('00)
Cosy Dens ('99)


2017 MSPIFF Official Selection

Since the arrival of the new teacher, Maria Drazdechova, to a Bratislava suburban school in the year of 1983, life has turned upside down for students and parents. The convincement of the teacher’s corrupted behaviour and a student’s suicide attempt that could be related to that matter makes the school Principal call the students’ parents for an urgent meeting that suddenly puts the future of all the families at stake. The teacher’s high connections within the Communist Party makes everyone feel threatened, but at this point they have no choice but to make a decision: will they dare to go against Miss Drazdechova and stand up for what they believe in, or will they just remain silent and let things be?


"Though somewhat slow out of the starting blocks, this finally caustic drama, set in early 1980s Bratislava (then in Czechoslovakia), accumulates power and insight as it builds over the course of a tense parents-teachers conference." - Hollywood Reporter

"[A] needle-sharp take on the perils of doing the wrong thing for the right reasons" - IndieWire

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