Mysterious 'Kindergarten Teacher' Tops Israel's 2014 Cinema Crop

When Nadav Lapid was six, he stopped writing poems because it didn’t suit his masculine identity. Thirty years later, he directed ‘The Kindergarten Teacher,’ about a preschool teacher obsessed with a boy who writes poems.

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This has been an amazing year for Israeli cinema, but in my opinion “The Kindergarten Teacher” is the best of the crop. Nadav Lapid’s film has won considerable recognition and acclaim abroad, including...