The Kindergarten Teacher

A kindergarten teacher in New York becomes obsessed with one of her students who she believes is a child prodigy.

Directed by Sara Colangelo. Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Parker Sevak, Anna Baryshnikov, Rosa Salazar, Michael Chernus, and Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal.

Maggie Gyllenhaal wears a black dress and is looking into the distance to the left. A small child is sitting next to her with his legs crossed, looking in the opposite direction. The chairs are green plastic and the walls are a medium-tone wood with prominent grain.
A white woman in a long skirt and white blouse stands with her back to the audience, holding hands with a small child with dark hair, both looking out a window in what appears to be a classroom.
Maggie Gyllenhaal holds Parker Sevak in a tight embrace, her face turned towards his hair. There is a lake in the background.
Maggie Gyllenhaal, wearing a beige sleeveless sweater, is holding a cell phone, looking to her left through a beige chain-link barrier.
Awards
  • Sundance Film Festival 2018 Winner, Directing Award, Dramatic, Sara Colangelo
  • Sundance Film Festival 2018 Nominee, Grand Jury Prize, Dramatic, Sara Colangelo
Maggie Gyllenhaal is seated in an auditorium, facing Parker Sevak, who is standing wearing a blue shirt and looking back at Maggie. The seats are brown and in the background is a stage with a closed brown curtain and some music stands.