Posted on Friday, April 19th, 2013 by Angie Han
Whenever news breaks that a female teacher has been caught sleeping with her male student, as happens every so often, reactions tend to run one of two ways: Either she’s the seductive villain preying on a poor innocent boy, or he’s the lucky kid who got to bang a hot older lady. To the people actually involved, though, it’s no doubt far more complicated.
Writer-director Hannah Fidell attempts to explore that murky area in between with A Teacher, an intimate character study that premiered as part of Sundance’s NEXT slate earlier this year. Lindsay Burdge plays lonely Diana, who falls into an affair with her teenage student Eric (Will Brittain). Though they’re well aware of the dangers, she can’t help herself from falling deeper into the situation. Hit the jump to watch the new teaser.