"What makes the film work is that this potentially lurid material is treated at all times with sensitivity and probing psychological seriousness" Hollywood Reporter
Recommended! "[Lindsay] Burdge amazes" NewCity Chicago
Part psychological thriller and part provocative character study, A Teacher explores the unraveling of a young high school teacher, Diana (Lindsay Burdge), after she begins an affair with one of her teenage students, Eric (Will Brittain). She confides in no one but him, reveling in the teenage terrain of sexting and backseat quickies. What starts as a seemingly innocent fling becomes increasingly complex and dangerous as the beautiful and confident Diana gets fully consumed by her emotions, crossing boundaries and acting out in progressively startling ways. Even when the risk of discovery looms over their relationship, her investment in the fantasy remains stronger than reality.
Lindsay Burdge delivers a deeply compelling and seamlessly naturalistic performance that brings us into the mind of an adult driven to taboo against her better judgment, as she heads down a reckless path of self-destruction.