THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

Nadav Lapid

Israel, France 119 min. min Fiction

Synopsis

In a world that does not appreciate artists, where sensitive souls don’t stand a chance, a poetry-loving kindergarten teacher discovers a child poet and decides to take it upon herself. To nurture him. To save his greatness from the world, to salvage him from the banal, the mediocre and the crude – to save him from life itself. It is the story of a female Don Quixote, who strives to save the world through the poetry of a child, and of a pensive child who has no desire to be saved.

*Catalan première

Director

Nadav Lapid

Born in 1975 in Tel-Aviv, Nadav Lapid studied philosophy at Tel-Aviv University, French literature in Paris and film in Jerusalem-based Sam Spiegel School. After he directed three shorts, published a novel and worked a literary critic and a sports reporter, he was admitted to the Cannes Film Festival’s Cinéfondation in 2008 where he wrote his first feature film.

Filmography: Ahed’s Knee (2021, D’A 2022), The Star (curt, 2021), Sinónimos (2019), From the Diary of a Wedding Photographer (migmetratge, 2016), Why? (curt, 2015), La professora de parvulari (2014, D’A 2015, D'A 2022), Ammunition Hill (curt, 2006), Policía en Israel (2011), Émile’s Girlfriend (migmetratge, 2006), Kvish, (curt, 2005), Protect Gvul (curt, 2004)

Nadav Lapid

Film information

Int. title: Haganenet
Director: Nadav Lapid
Script: Nadav Lapid
Contact: Good Films
With: Sarit Larry, Avi Shnaidman, Lior Raz, Gilad ben David, Ester Rada, Guy Oren
Country: Israel, France
Year: 2014
Format: DCP
Length: 119 min. min
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2015