A Teacher 2013
Not Rated | 1h 15min | Drama, Romance | 6 September 2013 (USA)
A high school teacher in Austin, Texas has an affair with one of her students. Her life begins to unravel as the relationship comes to an end.
Coming in at 75 minutes, if it were any shorter it would have been a TV Pilot, but if it were any longer I would have hated it.
An interesting dive into the mind and emotion of a female teacher who has a sexual relationship with one of her students. Lindsay Burdge, the actress playing the teacher, did an excellent job for most of the movie at being seemingly normal, but obviously mentally unstable. Near the last third of the movie however, she seemed to cross the line of believable and over the top a few too many times for me.
The approach of the movie was interesting in that we start well into their relationship, as the teacher’s life starts to unravel. The time span of when the movie took place was relatively short, and the movie focused more on her and her emotions than it did on the relationship, which I really like this drop down the list, when they should be moving upwards on it.
Director: Hannah Fidell
Writer: Hannah Fidell
Stars: Lindsay Burdge, Will Brittain, Jennifer Prediger
Release Date: 6 September 2013 (USA)
Also Known As: En lærer
Filming Locations: Austin, Texas, USA