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Occurs on Tuesday April 30 2024

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 38 minutes


Irving Oil Auditorium - Imperial Theatre
12 King Square South
Saint John NB E2L 5B8

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TIFF: The Teachers' Lounge

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 7:00pm

Tickets: $12.50

Rating: PG-13 / Country: Germany / Languages: English, German, Polish

Description: Fresh out of college, Carla (Leonie Benesch) is a new hire at a German junior high. Soon beloved by her homeroom, she takes great pride in her job, though not in her Polish heritage, which she hides from her colleagues. The school has a problem: a thief is at work and causing suspicion among students and staff. After falling victim to the culprit’s handiwork — and with her Turkish pupil falsely accused of the crime — Carla is embroiled in a plot to entrap the real offender. With the help of her laptop, she manages to corner Friederike (Eva Löbau), who works as the school secretary and whose bright son Oskar (Leonard Stettnisch) is in Carla’s class. With the rumour mill roiling and the school newspaper weighing in, Carla is in the spotlight and neither Friederike nor Oskar, who starts spreading damaging rumours in retaliation for his mother’s dismissal, will go down without a fight.


The Toronto International Film Festival is one of the most prestigious and largest publicly attended film festivals in the world, founded in 1976 and taking place each September. The Film Circuit is TIFF's film outreach programme, bringing the best of Canadian and international film to communities across the country since 1989.

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