Although “The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis,” did not win one of the Hamptons International Film Festival’s awards, its tense noir-ish atmosphere is one worth seeking out, should it receive United States distribution. It opens in its native Argentina in September.
From the millions of Syrians displaced by five years of war to Donald Trump’s call for a Mexican wall, the plight of migrants and the political ramifications of immigration have dominated the news in recent years.
“The Teacher,” which is being screened as part of the Hampton International Film Festival this weekend, is an impeccably constructed Czech film set in the final decade of Communism about a teacher who extracts favors and services from her students and their parents in return for inflated grades. Oscillating between drama and satire, the film works on several levels.