Staten Island mother Lisa Spinelli plods through her days teaching kindergarten with growing numbness. But things change when she discovers a five-year-old who may be the poet she can only dream of. Propelled by a characteristically fearless performance from Gyllenhaal, this second feature from writer/director Sara Colangelo probes issues of boredom, thwarted ambition and perhaps most potently, transgression.
Listen to our review of The Kindergarten Teacher in our film podcast. Just skip to the 8.18 mark…
For International Women’s Day, Dr Kirsty Fairclough, Associate Dean, School of Arts and Media, University of Salford joins us to introduce the 18.15 screening on Fri 8 Mar.