The Kindergarten Teacher

Staten Island kindergarten teacher Lisa Spinelli spends her days teaching a class of precocious youngsters, and her evenings attending poetry classes in Manhattan – all the while navigating a marriage devoid of chemistry, and her own disinterested children.  When she inadvertently discovers her five-year-old student, Jimmy may be a gifted prodigy, she becomes completely fascinated with the child – and determined to nurture his prodigious gift for poetry, before his dismissive family destroy it. However, her desire to protect his talent soon spirals towards a dangerous and desperate path… 

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Running time
96 mins
Can Ulkay

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April 20th

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