The Teacher (Učitelka)
Set in the early 1980s in Czechoslovakia, an elementary school principal calls an urgent meeting for parents. There are allegations that a seemingly kind teacher is using her students to manipulate their parents into providing a host of perks. Will the teacher’s cozy connections with the Communist Party keep the parents silent or will they stand up against the corruption? Inspired by true events, this suspenseful drama reveals the strength of the human character. It is a universal story that could happen anytime and anywhere, as long as corruption, pettiness, and selfishness still rule the world.
Actress Zuzana Mauréry won Best Actress, and the film was nominated for a Crystal Globe at the
Karlovy Vary Film Festival (2016).
Part of Czech That Film, the largest Czech cultural event in the U.S., touring theaters in 15 cities including DC’s historic Avalon Theatre on April 12 & 13. Festival ticket packages are available that include an evening of Czech food and drink prepared by Czech Embassy chef Zdenek Pecka. Learn more and buy tickets.
in Slovak with English subtitles