VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Haganenet

V' 14

Haganenet

The Kindergarten Teacher

Nadav Lapid
Israel/F, 2014
Fiction, 120min, OmeU

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Haganenet

Nadav Lapid
Israel/F, 2014
Fiction, 120min, OmeU

Cast: 
Sarit Larry
Nira
Avi Shnaidman
Yoav
Lior Raz
Nira's Husband
Hamuchtar
Teacher
Ester Rada
Miri
Guy Oren
Assi
Yehezkel Lazarov
Yoav's Father
Dan Toren
Yoav's Uncle
Screenplay: 
Nadav Lapid
Sound: 
Marina Kertez
Camera: 
Shai Goldman
Editor: 
Era Lapid
Composer: 
Michael Emet
Decoration: 
Miguel Merkin
Costume: 
Doron Ashkenazi

Production: 
Pie Films, Haut et Court, Arte France Cinéma
World Sales: 
Le Pacte
Format: 
DCP
Color

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.
“Between the ages of four and a half and seven years, I wrote around one hundred poems or, more precisely, I told them to my nanny. At the age of seven, I stopped writing poems. It wasn’t until the end of my military service that I began writing again, but never poetry. My parents had put my poems away in a closet and there they remained for 25 years, until I decided to use them for a film. THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER consequently has an obviously autobiographical dimension. But I am as much the child as I am the teacher. The anxiety, the urgency felt by the teacher when faced with the marginalization of a certain art, a sensitivity, are feelings I have experienced myself.” (Nadav Lapid)

In the presence of Nadav Lapid.