The Kindergarten Teacher (Haganenet) Reviews

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October 20, 2020
The Kindergarten Teacher manages a delirious tone of intrigue with this uncomfortable social drama.
April 23, 2020
Some of the poetry used is the work of the director himself, from his school days, autobiographical overtones in a film that is subtle to the core, as is the entire sexual subtext. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 22, 2018
Even as it grows more and more perplexing, the movie is never less than fascinating, right up to its WTF finale.
February 15, 2018
Refreshingly, The Kindergarten Teacher offers a view of Israeli society that sidesteps the usual clichés.
October 10, 2017
The film is less about this prodigy than the spell he unwittingly exerts upon those sensitized to hear music where there is only noise...
August 16, 2017
The internationally acclaimed filmmaker's new 'The Kindergarten Teacher' takes Jewish insularity to terrific extremes.
June 18, 2016
Both tantalizing and convincing.
February 2, 2016
Its artistic and cinematographic quality and especially being different to what you usually see, are worth the effort to go out for a chance to see it. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 29, 2016
It shows us intriguing and dark chapters including strong sex scenes to denounce a certain sector of Israeli society that puts appearances, money and material things above else. [Full review in Spanish]
January 29, 2016
An interesting and complex film. [Full review in Spanish]
November 11, 2015
The Kindergarten Teacher is more than a portrait of the artist as a young man. It's almost a horror story about the mysteries of art itself.
November 5, 2015
A perplexing but all-too-human psychological drama ...
November 4, 2015
Lapid's tense psychological drama leaves us with more questions than answers, but as with great poetry, or art in general, maybe everything doesn't have to be spelled out.
August 14, 2015
Poetry is dead - but maybe a five-year-old boy can save it, with the help of his kindergarten teacher.
August 13, 2015
Keeps its audience rapt until the quietly shattering conclusion.
August 12, 2015
Bubbling beneath the troubling educational methods is a complicated conversation about art and the audience.
August 6, 2015
On an immediate level, the film is a commentary on what we do with other people's words when we quote them-and in so doing, deform them, customizing them to our own requirements.
August 3, 2015
You may be perplexed or shocked if you take it literally; thoughtful, if you consider it social criticism; or get carried away to consider it allegory. You won't forget it.
July 31, 2015
Nadav Lapid's astonishingly bold film about a gifted child and his effect on his teacher is a rewarding, unsettling and moving experience.
July 30, 2015
A self-assured, remarkably powerful film from the Israeli writer-director Nadav Lapid.
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