Monsieur Lazhar

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Monsieur Lazhar

Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, Monsieur Lazhar tells the poignant story of a Montreal middle school class shaken by the death of their well-liked teacher. Bachir Lazhar (Fellag), a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, offers the school his services as a substitute teacher and is quickly hired. As he helps the children heal, he also learns to accept his own painful past. This moving film features exquisite performances by Fellag and a stunning ensemble of child actors.

Philippe Falardeau
Mohamed Fellag
Sophie Nelisse
Emilien Neron

“In a class with the François Truffaut of "The 400 Blows" JOE MORGENSTERN, WALL STREET JOURNAL

“A sharply intelligent, deeply sad, and not remotely sappy film about both teaching and collective grief.” DANA STEVENS, SLATE

"3.5 Stars! Leaves you hopeful, and even exhilarated!" RENE RODRIGUEZ, MIAMI HERALD

“Like a dedicated teacher, this is a film that stays with you.” KYLE SMITH, NEW YORK POST