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The Country Teacher-Movie Review 05/31/2010

Posted by Films to consider in Czech language film, Drama, Emotional Drama, Movies.
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The Country Teacher (Czech Republic) 2008

Winner, Best Cinematography (Divis Marek); Best Actress (Zuzana Bydžovská), Stockholm International Film Festival
Official Selection, Venice International Film Festival; Toronto International Film Festival
Winner, Audience Award, Film Fest Cottbus
Winner, Best Actress (Bydžovská); Best Screenplay, Czech Lion Awards

From Film Movement. Directed by Bohdan Sláma.
Starring Zuzana Bydžovská and Pavel Liska

There is already plenty of emotional turmoil in the country when a young teacher who’s gay arrives from Prague and brings more. After he settles in as science teacher at the grammar school, he meets a woman who is a fiercely independent dairy farmer. He agrees to help her teenage son with his schoolwork. After the boy’s girlfriend returns to school in the big city, the teacher falls for him.

Some outstanding performances make this film worthwhile.

113 min. Not rated. Adult themes.