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Das Lehrerzimmer (German with French subtitles)
Tuesday, March 5th, 2024
at 18:15
Date
Tuesday, March 5th, 2024
at 18:15
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March 5th, 2024
The Teachers' Lounge
Location
Fernand-Seguin screening room
Date
January 26th - March 5th, 2024
Duration
95 min
Cycle
New releases

The mission of the Centre d'art et essai de la Cinémathèque québécoise (CAECQ) is to primary program Quebec-made documentaries and independent fiction, as well as international documentaries, animated and foreign films, while encouraging opportunities for meetings between the public and the artists. Its programming is presented in conjunction with the Cinémathèque québécoise’s under the label New releases.

Special price for teachers - $8
Nominated for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film

The Teachers' Lounge
Directed by
İlker Çatak
Language
German with French subtitles
Actors
Leonie Benesch, Michael Klammer, Rafael Stachowiak, Eva Löbau
Origins
Germany
Year
2023
Duration
95 min
Genre
Drama
Format
Digital
Synopsis

Carla Nowak, a dedicated sports and math teacher, starts her first job at a high school. She stands out among the new staff because of her idealism. When a series of thefts occur at the school and one of her students is suspected, she decides to get to the bottom of the matter on her own. Carla tries to mediate between outraged parents, opinionated colleagues and aggressive students, but is relentlessly confronted with the structures of the school system. The more desperately she tries to do everything right, the more the young teacher threatens to break.

The Teachers' Lounge
Awards

İlker Çatak

İlker Çatak is a German film director, screenwriter and producer. In 2017, his first feature film, Once Upon a Time... Indianerland, was released in German cinemas. In 2019, he directed the feature film I Was, I Am, I Will Be, which earned him nominations for the Deutscher Filmpreis 2020 in the Best Director and Best Screenplay categories. In 2023, he directed the award-winning drama The Teachers' Lounge, which received five Deutscher Filmpreis, including one for Çatak in the Directing and Screenplay categories.