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Bringing in Baby: The Kindergarten Teacher

Maggie Gyllenhaal is quietly chilling in this story of a kindergarten teacher who becomes obsessed when one of her students starts to display a gift for poetry. At first it seems she is trying to nurture his talent, but soon it becomes apparent she wants to take credit for this child prodigy.

Sara Colangelo’s second film after her debut Little Accidents is a powerful take on frustrated ambition and trying to find fulfilment through another’s talent.

"There’s so much here that reminded me of a woman being a constant caretaker of others and never really able to create her own art. Here she is discouraged and told she’s not an artist and she’s just trying everything she can to be in it somehow, to be close to art, but having to do it vicariously through a child."

Sara Colangelo, Director

BBFC Advice: Contains moderate sex, drug misuse, infrequent strong language, unsettling scenes


Event Information

Running Time: 1hr 36mins

BBFC Advice: 12A

Director(s): Sara Colangelo

Country of Origin: USA

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