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Duplass Bros. Developing Teacher/Student Relationship Drama 'A Teacher' For HBO

  • By Ben Brock
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  • February 12, 2014 5:24 PM
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A Teacher
One of the more striking little flicks of last year was “A Teacher,” Hannah Fidell's debut film about a teacher having a liaison with one of her male pupils. It wasn't perfect (read our review), but it was a good piece of work about a difficult subject (see also: “Notes on a Scandal”). And now we're going to see that story unfold on a bigger scale.

Review: Hannah Fidell's 'A Teacher' Is A Flawed But Striking Drama Nonetheless

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 5, 2013 11:48 AM
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A Teacher
There’s a Rorschach-like appeal to “A Teacher,” Hannah Fidell’s penetrating new drama that could be about any single one of a number of contemporary neuroses. Yesterday’s troubled heroines, often played by gorgeous legends of silver screen, took one look up at a demanding camera and you immediately knew what troubled them. Usually, the prescription was a wide-shouldered man. Today’s leading ladies, and the modern citizen as a whole, cannot be read so easily. A glimpse at twenty-something Diana (a stand out Lindsay Burdge) reveals stringy hair, tired pale skin and a hunched posture. It’s only when you see her haunted face, and the occasional smile that feels elevated by marionettes, that you find out her main problem may be timeless, old-fashioned loneliness.

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