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About the Film:
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.
Run Time: 94min.
Status: In Theaters
Distributor(s): Music Box Films
Director(s): Philippe Falardeau
Starring: Mohamed Fellag , Sophie Nelisse , Emilien Neron , Danielle Proulx , Brigitte Poupart
Themes: Innocence Lost,Immigrant Life,Fish Out of Water,Suicide,Teachers and Students,Facing Death
Country of Origin: USA – Limited (04-13-2012)