When a Staten Island kindergarten teacher (Maggie Gyllenhaal) discovers what may be a gifted five-year-old student in her class, she becomes fascinated and obsessed with the child – spiraling downward on a dangerous and desperate path in order to nurture his talent.



Director Sara Colangelo

Writer Sara Colangelo (Little Accidents)

Cast Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Deuce, The Honourable Woman, Crazy Heart, The Dark Knight), Gael García Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle, Babel, The Motorcycle Diaries)

Producers Talia Kleinhendler (The Kindergarten Teacher, 2014), Osnat Handelsman-Keren (The Kindergarten Teacher, 2014), Trudie Styler (Still Alice, Black Nativity, Filth), Celine Rattray (The Kids Are Alright)

Production Credits Pie Films, Maven Pictures, Paper Chase Films, Manhattan Productions, Imagination Park Entertainment

Sara Colangelo

Sara Colangelo is a New York–based writer and director. She was invited to Sundance Institute's Writers and Directors Lab during the development of her first feature, Little Accidents. The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was subsequently nominated for a Film Independent Spirit Award for the best first screenplay. The Kindergarten Teacher is Colangelo's second feature.