The Teacher


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Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
$6.00 Earlybird
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Tags:Dark Comedy
Voice Category:Expanded Horizons
Release Year:2016
Runtime:103 min
Festivals & Awards:Gil Parrondo Award: Best Production Design & Best Original Score - Gijón International Film Festival
Best Actress: Zuzana Mauréry - Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Czech Republic
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Film Movement
Director:Jan Hrebejk
Producer:Tibor Búza
Zuzana Mistríková
Katerina Ondrejková
Lubica Orechovská
Jan Prusinovský
Ondrej Zima
Cinematographer:Martin Ziaran
Screenwriter:Petr Jarchovský
Editor:Vladimír Barák
Composer:Michal Novinski
Principal Cast:Zuzana Mauréry
Csongor Kassai
Martin Havelka
Peter Bebjak
Richard Labuda
Filmography:Cosy Dens (’99)
Divided We Fall ('00)
Pupendo ('03)
Up and Down ('04)
Kawasaki's Rose ('09)


Since the arrival of the new teacher, Maria Drazdechova, to a Bratislava suburban school in the year 1983, life has turned upside down for students and parents. The convincement of the teacher’s corrupted behavior, and the suicide attempt of a student that could be related to that matter, make the school principal call the students’ parents for an urgent meeting that will suddenly put the future of all the families at stake. They are asked to sign a petition to move Miss Drazdechova out of the school.

The teacher’s high connections within the Communist Party make 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 at any risk, or will they just remain silent and let things be?


"A crowd-pleaser with a tight script and astute observations about human nature, The Teacher deserves an audience beyond the festival circuit." - The Skinny

Director’s Biography

Jan Hrebejk: Born in Prague, Jan Hrebejk studied screenplay and dramaturgy at FAMU, an arts college in Prague for film and television. He has numerous film credits to his name, including Kawasaki's Rose, which was selected as the Czech entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards.

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