Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gael García Bernal, Ato Blankson-Wood
Director: Sara Colangelo
(USA, 2019, 97mins)
Caring, patient Staten Island kindergarten teacher Lisa Spinelli spends her days teaching a class of precocious youngsters and her evenings attending a poetry course in Manhattan. Her marriage lacks chemistry and her own children are disinterested. When she inadvertently discovers her five-year-old student, Jimmy is a gifted prodigy, she is determined to nurture his talent before his dismissive family destroys it – but this sets her on a dangerous path. Adapted from the 2014 Israeli film of the same name this daring and tense thriller benefits immensely from Gyllenhaal’s intelligent acting, offering a nuanced insight into the psyche of a disillusioned woman.
Saturday 22 June 10.45am HOH Eng subtitles
Monday 24 June 7.30pm
Wednesday 26 June 2pm