Monsieur Lazhar

Monsieur Lazhar

Primary school children in Quebec get a new teacher after their class teacher commits suicide.  The headmaster takes a risk when approached by Mr Lazhar, a legal Algerian immigrant and an experienced teacher from his country, and appoints him to the sudden vacancy.  This gentle film follows him and the class as they deal with their respective difficulties. 

WINNER Sydney FF audience award 2012.  OSCAR © nominee.

Monsieur Lazhar

  • Director: Philippe Falardeau
  • Year: 2011
  • Run Time: 92 mins
  • Format: 4K
  • Country: Canada