Magazine article Screen International

Protagonist Boards Sundance Hit 'The Kindergarten Teacher' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Protagonist Boards Sundance Hit 'The Kindergarten Teacher' (Exclusive)

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Sara Colangelo won best director in Park City for her 2nd feature.

’The Kindergarten Teacher’

UK sales outfit Protagonist Pictures has picked up international rights to the Maggie Gyllenhaal-starring The Kindergarten Teacher following the film’s buzzy Sundance premiere.

Gyllenhaal plays a kindergarten teacher who becomes obsessed with a five-year-old child in her class who she considers to be gifted, which spirals her onto a desperate path to nurture his talent. Gael García Bernal also stars in the feature, which is a remake of Nadav Lapid’s acclaimed 2014 Israeli film of the same name.

Writer-director Sara Colangelo scooped Sundance’s best director prize following the film’s debut in the festival’s US Dramatic programme.

Talia Kleinhendler and Osnat Handelsman Keren produced through Pie Films with Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray under their Maven Films banner, alongside Gyllenhaal. …

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