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The Lesson

Local title
Õppetund
Original title
Izlaiduma Gads
Director
Andris Gauja
Country
Latvia
Year
2014
Festival
17th Tartuff
Programme
Kohtumisõhtu: Andris Gauja
Genre
drama

„The Lesson" tells the story of Zane, a devoted teacher mentoring the senior class in a Latvian high school. She tries to live her life in the most meaningful way possible. Even so, as for many younger teachers, it's hard for Zane to keep her distance from her class -- the students soon become a sort of family for her. When one of the students falls in love with her, she faces a stark choice between her personal happiness and the pressures of society.

Director
Andris Gauja
Screenwriter
Lauris Gundars, Andris Gauja
Cast
Inga Alsina-Lasmane, Marcis Klatenbergs, Ieva Apine, Liena Smukste, Gatis Gaga
Producer
Guna Stahovska, Andris Gauja
DoP
Aleksandrs Grebnevs
Production designer
Ilze Kaulina
Editor
Tambet Tasuja
Music
Andris Gauja
Production
Riverbed
Runtime
Language
Latvian
Subtitles
Estonian, English

Screenings

Hall Electric Cinema
ScreeningÕppetund
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Trailer