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The Teacher

Guest: Paul Wilson, writer, editor, radio producer & translatorMIFF FILMS IMAGES3

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 7:00pm

(SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1:30pm MATINEE)

Awards: 5, including Best Actress, best original score & best production design

Director: Jan Hrebejk

Language: Slovak with English subtitles

Country: Slovakia & Czech Republic

Rating: PG

Runs: 1 hr,42 min.

Set in Bratislava during the final decade of communism, it examines the abuse of power at a middle school. The Teacher, played by Zuzana Maurery, tears into the part of a lifetime as a terrifying instructor who heads the local Communist party and uses her pupils to manipulate their parents for her own personal benefit. The year is 1984, the head teacher calls for a secret meeting with the parents where the divide between the teacher’s supporters and detractors is brought into focus. This film is based on a true story. Petr Jarchovsky the film’s screenwriter experienced this at his middle school.

“As usual, Hrebejk’s direction is smooth and the ensemble performances top-notch.” Variety.

“Hrebejk and Jarchovsky deftly employ humour as a way of mocking and undercutting their anti-heroine while preventing their overall point about power and corruption from becoming preachy.” Eye for Film.

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