The Teachers’ Lounge

1 hour 38 minutes


Maine Film Center

Maine Film Center, 93 Main Street, Waterville, Maine

2024 Oscar Nominee: Best International Feature Film!

Carla Nowak is a dedicated, idealistic young teacher in her first job at a German middle school. Her relaxed rapport with her seventh-grade students is put under stress when a series of thefts occur at the school, and a staff investigation leads to accusations and mistrust among outraged parents, opinionated colleagues, and angry students. Caught in the middle of these complex dynamics, Carla tries to mediate–but the more she tries to do everything right, the more desperate her position becomes. Is the film a mystery? A metaphor? The Teachers' Lounge is both of those and much more. "The Teachers' Lounge is a can't-miss mystery that proves not everything that happens in the teachers' lounge, stays in the teachers' lounge"–Meredith G. White, Arizona Republic.

In German with English subtitles.

This film is eligible for the Youth Arts Access Fund. Call the Box Office at 207.873.7000 to obtain YAAF tickets. Pay it forward! Donate to YAAF here.



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