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10 September 2014

The kindergarden teacher

  • A film by

    Nadav Lapid

  • Original title


    Technical information

    2014 – Israel/France – VOST – 2h0 – 1,85 – Visa 136 805

    Awards / Festivals

    Semaine de la critique 2014 – Séance spéciale


In a world that does not appreciate artists, where sensitive souls don’t stand a chance, a poetry-loving kindergarten teacher discovers a child poet and decides to take it upon herself. To nurture him. To save his greatness from the world, to salvage him from the banal, the mediocre and the crude – to save him from life itself. It is the story of a female Don Quixote, who strives to save the world through the poetry of a child, and of a pensive child who has no desire to be saved.

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Technical list

Press agents

Makna presse
Chloé Lorenzi – Audrey Grimaud

international sales

Le Pacte

Script writer and director

Nadav Lapid


Shai Goldman

movie editor

Era Lapid

Casting director

Orit Azulay

Production designer

Miguel Merkin

Costume designer

Doron Ashkenazi


Mélanie Hadad

Sound editor

Aviv Aldema

Sound engineer

Marina Kertez


Bruno Mercère

Production manager

Julie Billy


Executive producers

Simon Arnal & Caroline Benjo


Osnat Handelsman-Keren, Talia Kleinhendler, Carole Scotta


A franco-israeli coproduction Pie Films and Haut et Court, in coproduction with Arte France Cinéma, with the support of Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts – Cinema Project, with the participation of Leon Recanati Foundation, with the participation of Arte France, Aide aux Cinémas du Monde, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, Ministère des Affaires Étrangères, Institut Français, The Jerusalem film lab, Mifal Hapais