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The Teachers’ Lounge — Film @ Images

March 28 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Carla Nowak (Leonie Benesch) plays a dedicated, idealistic young teacher put under stress when a series of thefts occur at her school. Film Still courtesy of Images Cinema
Teachers Lounge film

Carla Nowak (Leonie Benesch) is a dedicated, idealistic young teacher in her first job at a German middle school. Her relaxed rapport with her seventh-grade students is put under stress when a series of thefts occur at the school and a staff investigation leads to accusations and mistrust among outraged parents, opinionated colleagues and angry students. The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best International Feature Film.

Introduction on Thursday, 3/28, 7:15pm show provided by Christophe Koné, Williams College Associate Professor of German and Director of the Oakley Center for Humanities and Social Sciences.

Starring as a dedicated young teacher, Leonie Benesch (The White Ribbon, Babylon Berlin, Around The World In 80 Days) drives an intense atmosphere through her captivating portrayal of an idealist caught between clashing sides — in power dynamics between truth, justice, racism, respect and children’s rights — as people are worn down between entrenched positions. Caught in the middle of these complex dynamics, Carla tries to mediate — but the more she tries to do everything right, the more desperate her position becomes.

With The Teachers Lounge, award-winning director İlker Çatak (I Was, I Am, I Will Be) creates a riveting work about school as a microcosm of society. Other strong roles are played by Eva Löbau, Michael Klammer, and, making his film debut in the lead child role, Leo Stettnisch.

NY Times Critic’s Pick — “Taking on the uneasy complexity of a progressive modern society, and the friction produced when pluralism and an insistence on order and obedience collide, is a bold move, and The Teachers’ Lounge pulls it off with a sense of tension that makes the whole thing play like a thriller.” — New York Times

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Date:
March 28
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7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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Event Location

Images Cinema
50 Spring St,
Williamstown, MA
(413) 458-5612

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