Cinema Q: The Country Teacher

Cinema Q: The Country Teacher

Czech Republic, 2008, 113 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Germany, France
Genre/Subjects: Drama, Foreign, Gay/Lesbian
Language: Czech English Sub-Titles

Digital presentation - When a gifted and well-qualified young teacher takes a job teaching natural sciences at a grammar school in the country, he makes the acquaintance of a woman and her troubled 17-year-old son. The teacher has no romantic interest in the woman but they quickly form a strong friendship, each recognizing the other's uncertainties, hopes and longing for love. When the teacher's ex-boyfriend comes to visit from the city, he quickly realizes that nobody in the village knows that the teacher is gay and harbors a secret affection for the teenage boy. His jealous actions set in motion a series of events that will test the inner strength and compassion of the teacher, the woman and her son to a breaking point. A beautifully shot, powerfully acted, profoundly moving story of desire, responsibility, forgiveness and the need to belong. From Bohdan Sláma, the internationally-acclaimed director of Something Like Happiness and Wild Bees.

DIRECTOR: Bohdan Slama
Principal Cast: Pavel Liska, Zuzana Bydžovská, Ladislav Sedivý, Marek Daniel, Tereza Vorísková
US Distributor: Film Movement

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