Monsieur Lazhar


State Theatre Fri, Aug 3, 2012 9:00 AM
Film Info
Section:New Foreign Cinema
.Tickets Still Available.
Release Year:2011
Runtime:94 min
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Premiere Status:Northern Michigan Premiere
Production Country:Canada
Original Language:French
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Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Mohamed Fellag
Sophie Nélisse
Émilien Néron
Marie-Ève Beauregard
Vincent Millard
Seddik Benslimane
Director:Philippe Falardeau
Produced by:Luc Déry
Kim McCraw
Screenwriter:Philippe Falardeau
Cinematography:Ronald Plante
Editing By:Stéphane Lafleur
Music By:Martin Léon


Seeking asylum in Montreal, Algerian immigrant Bachir Lazhar offers his services as a substitute teacher and quickly finds work filling in for a sixth grade class shaken by the tragic death of their well-liked teacher. But Lazhar finds himself out of his depth in the traumatized school, as he must both adapt to an institution whose educational methods differ significantly from those of his home country and also help the children heal. A film with a universal message that offers real insight into loss, grief and the true role of an educator, this nuanced drama was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, and is sure to change the opinion of anyone who thinks foreign cinema is not for them. In French with English subtitles.

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