Hannah Fidell's new film "A Teacher" is more than just your run-of-the-mill taken straight from the headlines story about a young female high school teacher who has an affair with one of her students.
The film has received critical acclaim after screening at this year's Sundance Film Festival and SXSW Film Festival. It stars Lindsay Burdge, Will Brittain, Jennifer Prediger.
Described as 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 gets fully consumed by her emotions, crossing boundaries and acting out in progressively more startling ways.
Critics have pointed out Burdge's deeply compelling and seamlessly naturalistic performance brings audiences into the mind of an adult driven to taboo against her better judgment.
Brooklyn, New York based filmmaker Fidell was recently named to Filmmaker Magazine’s annual '25 new faces of independent film' list. Her two short films "The Gathering Squall" and "Man & Gun" played at SXSW in 2012.
"A Teacher" opens on Sept. 6 in limited theatrical release. The film is currently available on iTunes digital download.
For more info visit the film's website: www.ateacherfilm.com