THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER is a psychological thriller about a woman, named Lisa Spinelli, who lives a rather mundane life in Staten Island and teaches at a local kindergarten. She takes night classes in poetry and is a rather forgettable student. But she trudges forth, still enjoying the artistic pursuit, with a certain understanding of her mediocrity. One day she discovers that a boy in her class has a prodigious gift for poetry and, from that moment forward, does everything in her power to support and cultivate his talent—going to dangerous extremes to deliver his art to the world.
Director Sara Colangelo
Writer Sara Colangelo, Nadav Lapid
Cast Rosa Salazar, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gael García Bernal
Producers Maggie Gyllenhaal, Osnat Handelsman-Keren, Talia Kleinhendler, Celine Rattray, Celine Rattray
Production Credits Pie Films, Maven Pictures, Paper Chase Films, Manhattan Productions, Imagination Park Entertainment