Monsieur Lazhar

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Monsieur Lazhar
April 13, 2012
Showtimes (change daily)
1:00 3:10 6:40 8:50

Academy Award Nominee:
Best Foreign Language Film (Canada)

Winner of the Best Canadian Feature Film at the Toronto Film Festival

A gentle and luminous tale of an Algerian widower who becomes a teacher at a Montreal  elementary school, and transforms the lives of himself and his students

After a Montreal elementary school teacher commits suicide one night after class, she is replaced by Bachir Lazhar, an Algerian immigrant seeking political refuge in Quebec. As Lazhar introduces traditional teaching methods to his new class, he begins to develop close relationships with two of his pupils: a boy traumatized by his discovery of the former teacher’s body, and a girl whose interpretation of the event provokes unforeseen revelations. Produced by the team behind the Academy Award-nominated Incendies and directed by veteran filmmaker Philippe FalardeauMonsieur Lazhar is one of the most acclaimed Canadian films of the last decade. (2011, Canada, 94 mins, Color, French with English subtitles • Director/writer: Philippe Falardeau • Cast: Mohamed Fellag, Émilien Néron, Evelyne de la Cheneliére, Brigitte Poupart • Academy Award Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film (Canada); Toronto Film Festival: Winner – Best Canadian Feature Film; Locarno Film Festival: Winner – Prix Du Public Award; Namur Film Festival: Winner – Special Jury Award; Hamburg Film Festival: Winner – Art Cinema Award; Windsor International Film Festival: Winner – People’s Choice Award; Sundance Film Festival)