Directed by Hannah Fidell
Part psychological thriller and part provocative character study, A TEACHER explores the unraveling of a young high school teacher, Diana, after she begins an affair with one of her teenage students, Eric. What starts as a seemingly innocent fling becomes increasingly complex and dangerous as the beautiful and confident Diana gets fully consumed by her emotions, crossing boundaries and acting out in progressively startling ways. Lindsay 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.
In this provocative psychological thriller a young high school teacher unravels after she begins a torrid love affair with one of her teenage students. What starts as an innocent fling soon becomes dangerous and destructive.
It was ok. But slow and predictable.
Hey, Sinclair1, would you be so "empathetic" if the genders were reversed? I'm assuming you would, of course. There's absolutely no difference how these situations affect either gender of high school students. This poor kid was so innocent and she just kept going and going. Even at the end, when she begged him to come over and couldn't decide to have sex or not, That's like torture for a kid that age. As far as the film goes, all was well up until the ending. It's amazing how a bad ending can ruin a great film.
The ending is weak (unfinished).
I think the description of the movie is inaccurate. We meet these two in the middle of the affair and don't see how it started. I think this was well acted. I felt the primal nature of their affair, which wasn't a fling. It was an all out affair. Beautiful cinematography and sound. Great soundtrack. The end of the film was cut short and seemed rushed compared to the beginning. Overall worth the watch if you love indie film and storytelling.