Hřebejk´s The Teacher Sold for US Distribution

    The Teacher by Jan Hřebejk The Teacher by Jan Hřebejk

    PRAGUE: Jan Hřebejk´s latest feature The Teacher / Učitelka, which premiered at this year´s Karlovy Vary IFF, was sold to the US distributor Film Movement, which is planning to release the film in spring 2017, first in the cinema distribution and later as DVD and Blu-ray.

    The film has seen success both at festivals and in distribution. It has already been presented at 15 international film festivals, most recently at Haifa and this week in the World Focus section of Tokyo IFF. Set in Czechoslovakia in the 1980’s, the film tells the story of a suburban school after the arrival of a new corrupt teacher.

    The film´s sales agent, Danish company Level K, has sold The Teacher to distribution companies in more than 20 territories in Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

    The Teacher is a Slovak/Czech coproduction produced by PubRes in coproduction with Offside Men, RTVS and the Czech Television. Financial support was also received from the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic and the State Cinematography Fund, Czech Republic.