A TEACHER
2015, Oscilloscope Laboratories, 75 min, USA, Dir: Hannah Fidell

Part psychological thriller and part provocative character study, A TEACHER explores the unraveling of a young high school teacher, Diana (Lindsay Burdge), after she begins an affair with one of her teenage students, Eric (Will Brittain). What starts as a seemingly innocent fling becomes increasingly complex and dangerous as the beautiful and confident Diana becomes fully consumed by her emotions, crossing boundaries and acting out in increasingly startling ways. Burdge delivers a deeply compelling and seamlessly naturalistic performance that brings us into the mind of an adult driven to taboo against her better judgment.


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