Embassy of the State of Israel to Belgium

‘PREMIERE: The Kindergarten Teacher - Nadav Lapid’

10 Jan.'15
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In the presence of Nadav Lapid

A kindergarten teacher discovers that one of her students, a five-year old boy, has a gift for poetry. She drives the boy to achieve greatness despite the advice of others. Highly acclaimed director Nadav Lapid directs a gripping tale about sensitive souls and a female Don Quixote. "…a precisely lensed, cool-headed denunciation of crass contempo life and its inability to value the poetic" (Variety).

Nadav Lapid (b. 1975) studied film at the Sam Spiegel film school of Jerusalem, philosophy and history at Tel Aviv University and literature at Paris University. He worked as a DOP for a variety of documentaries in Israel and wrote the novel Continues to Dance, published by Actes Sud in 2010. After three short films, he was filmmaker in residence at the 2008 CInéfondation in Cannes, where he developed and presented his first feature-length film project, Ha-Shoter (The Policeman). In 2011 the film was nominated by Israel for the European Film Awards. The Policeman won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Locarno Film Festival and went on to win over 15 prizes and awards at various festivals, including best film and best direction Bafici 2011 and best film in San Francisco. The Policeman was invited by some 100 film festivals, including New York and London. The Kindergarten Teacher was premiered earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival.

Critics’ Week - Festival de Cannes 2014
Israeli Film Critics Forum Prize - Jerusalem Film Festival 2014
Nadav Lapid


Sarit Larry


Avi Shnaidman


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Nadav Lapid
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  • Subtitles: English