Teacher’s Lounge 

  • Ilker Çatak
  • Germany
  • 2023
  • 94'
  • Das Lehrerzimmer

After a successful premiere at the Berlinale (Label Europa Cinemas Award, C.I.C.A.E. Award), this year’s German Oscar contender and absolute winner of the German Film Awards is coming to the big screen in Zagreb. Director İlker Çatak introduced himself to ZFF audiences with his short film When Namibia Was a City… (Golden Pram 2011), now arriving with a fascinating drama about the idealistic high school teacher Carla, who takes on an investigative role when one of the students is accused of theft. In her desire to protect the student and discover the truth, Carla soon finds herself in hot water.

Subtitles: EN, HR

Ilker Çatak

İlker Çatak is a screenwriter and director born in Berlin. He graduated in film direction from the Hamburg Media School. He won the ZFF Golden Pram in 2011 for his short When Namibia Was a City…. He has directed a number of features: Once Upon a Time… India (2017), I Was, I Am, I Will Be (2019) and Stambul Garden (2021). His latest film, Teacher’s Lounge (2023), premiered at this year’s Berlinale.

Teacher’s Lounge 

Ilker Çatak
İlker Çatak, Johannes Duncker
Leonie Benesch, Michael Klammer, Rafael Stachoviak, Anne-Kathrin Gummich, Eva Löbau, Kathrin Wehlisch, Sarah Bauerett, Leo Stettnisch, Oscar Zickur, Antonia Luise Krämer, Elsa Krieger, Vincent Stachowiak, Can Rodenbostel, Padmé Hamdemir, Lisa Marie Trense
Judith Kaufmann
Gesa Jäger
Ingo Fliess
If… Productions Film
Festivals & Awards
Berlinale – Label Europa Cinemas, C.I.C.A.E. Award; Toronto Int'l Film Festival; Telluride Film Festival; German Film Awards – Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Female Actress

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