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Meet the teacher you’ll never forget…
THE TEACHER (Učiteľka)

A film by: Jan Hřebejk and Petr Jarchovský
Cast: Zuzana Mauréry, Csongor Kassai, Ladislav Hrusovsky, Zuzana Konečná
Slovakia, Czech Republic / 2017 / 103 min / Black Comedy / Drama / Not Rated

In Slovak w/ English subtitles

From Oscar-nominated director Jan Hřebejk (DIVIDED WE FALL, KAWASAKI’S ROSE) and loosely inspired by true events, comes this new pitch-black comedy. In a middle school classroom in 1980s Bratislava, maniacal school teacher Comrade Drazdechova  (played hilariously to the hilt by  Zuzana Mauréry, Best Actress Winner at Karlovy Vary) uses her Communist party connections to manipulate her student's parents for her own gain. Comrade Drazdechova's mounting abuses results in a PTA meeting from hell. in which parents and the school administrators face off against each other – and themselves.

Writer: Petr Jarchovský
Producer(s): Zuzana Mistríková, Jan Prušinovský, Ondřej Zima, Ľubica Orechovská, Tibor Búza, Katerina Ondrejková
Cinematography: Martin Ziaran
Music: Michal Novinski
Editing: Vladimír Barák

85% Fresh Rating on Rotten Tomatoes: Full Review

“Engaging….Shades of 12 Angry Men” – The New York Times. Full Review 

“Caustically Clever” – The Village Voice. Full Review

“Impressive” -Film Journal International. Full Review

Karlovy Vary
: Winner, Best Actress, Zuzana Mauréry


  • Wednesday - 10/18/2017
  • 6:35 PM, 8:45 PM
  • Thursday - 10/19/2017
  • 4:50 PM, 7:00 PM, 9:15 PM

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