The Teachers’ Lounge (12)

9th August 2024 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Film


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Carla Nowak, a dedicated sports and math teacher, starts her first job at a high school. She stands out among the new staff because of her idealism. When a series of thefts occur at the school and one of her students is suspected, she decides to get to the bottom of the matter on her own. Carla tries to mediate between outraged parents, opinionated colleagues and aggressive students, but is relentlessly confronted with the structures of the school system. The more desperately she tries to do everything right, the more the young teacher threatens to break.

‘An ingeniously plotted thriller with a twist, Catak’s film rarely leaves the school building but it has more to say about the world we live in than most of the films I’ve seen this year. Essential viewing.’ Chris Wasser – Sunday Independent

Starring: Leonie Benesh; Anne Katherin Gummich; Rafael Stachowiak

Directed by Ilker Catak


98 minutes