Maggie Gyllenhaal's 'Kindergarten Teacher' to Open Hamptons Film Festival


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Maggie Gyllenhaal-starrer "The Kindergarten Teacher" has been announced as the opening film at the Hamptons International Film Festival.


In a statement, the festival organisers said the film, directed by Sara Colangelo, will open the festival on October 4 at Guild Hall in East Hampton.

The film follows the story of a kindergarten teacher who seeks to cultivate the poetic talents of one of her students with questionable methods.

The psychological thriller also features Parker Sevak, Anna Baryshnikov, Rosa Salazar, Michael Chernus, and Gael Garcia Bernal.

The film recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and will also be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. It is scheduled to be released October 12 on Netflix.

Other films set to screen at HIFF include Eva Trobisch's "All Good"; Rupert Everett's Oscar Wilde biopic "The Happy Prince", starring Everett, Colin Firth and Emily Watson; Nadine Labaki's Cannes jury prize winner "Capernaum"; Ali Abbasi's "Border"; and the documentaries "The Last Race", from Michael Dweck, and "Grit", from Sasha Friedlander and Cynthia Wade.

Click on the link provided to watch the official trailer of "The Kindergarten Teacher".

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