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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.

Exclusive: Teaser Trailer For Taboo Relationship Drama 'A Teacher'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2013 12:03 PM
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You've seen the salacious headlines more than once, about a teacher and a young student engaging in a relationship, and the scandal that follows. But beyond the headlines there are larger issues at play, about sexual dynamics, power and plain old human lust and desire. And it's all these issues and more that writer/director Hannah Fidell explores in her feature-length debut "A Teacher."

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