Visions of Europe: The Teachers' Lounge

BBFC RatingVisions of Europe: The Teachers' Lounge

Showing: 12 April 2024 until 18 April 2024

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Sat 13 Apr 2024
Sun 14 Apr 2024
Mon 15 Apr 2024
Tue 16 Apr 2024
Wed 17 Apr 2024
Thu 18 Apr 2024

Director(s)Ilker Çatak
Writer(s)Johannes Duncker, Ilker Çatak
LanguageGerman, Turkish, Polish, English
Running Time1HR 38MINS
Extra InfoEnglish subtitles
SeasonVisions of Europe

With The Teachers' Lounge, award-winning director İlker Çatak (I Was, I Am, I Will Be) creates a riveting work about school as a microcosm of society.

Carla Nowak (Leonie Benesch), a dedicated sports and math teacher, starts her first job at a high school. She stands out among the new staff because of her idealism. When a series of thefts occur at the school and one of her students is suspected, she decides to get to the bottom of the matter on her own. Carla tries to mediate between outraged parents, opinionated colleagues and aggressive students, but is relentlessly confronted with the structures of the school system. The more desperately she tries to do everything right, the more the young teacher threatens to break.

The Teachers' Lounge is a study in power dynamics, with themes of truth, justice, racism, respect, and children’s rights that demonstrate how individuals are worn down between entrenched positions.

From 29 March to 18 April, Visions of Europe returns to celebrate the breadth of European cinema. With a handpicked selection of films, we take in the best of European film including previews, festival hits and classics returning to the big screen. This year, all Visions of Europe screenings are Pay What You Can, find out more.