Monsieur Lazhar


Canada 2012, 94 mins
Director: Philippe Falardeau
Starring: Mohamed Fellag

After the tragic passing of their well-liked teacher a school class is left shaken and fragile. A new teacher is appointed: the mysterious and charming Bachir Lazhar who, as each day passes, earns the trust of the class and allows them to grieve.

Lazhar's compassion has a huge impact on the most sensitive pupils, but unbeknown to them, he is also fighting his own personal battles that have left him emotionally vulnerable.

Produced by the team behind the Academy Award-nominated INCENDIES and directed by veteran filmmaker Philippe Falardeau, MONSIEUR LAZHAR was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 2012.

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