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Monsieur Lazhar

May 09, 2012
 Wednesday
 @ 7:30 PM

May 11, 2012
 Friday
 @ 7:30 PM
Price $8
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Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film
  Toronto International Film Festival 2011: Winner – Best Canadian Feature Film
  Locarno Film Festival 2011: Winner – Prix Du Public Award
  Locarno Film Festival 2011: Winner – Variety Piazza Grande Award
  Namur Film Festival 2011: Winner – Special Jury Award
  Hamburg Film Festival 2011: Winner – Art Cinema Award
  Windsor International Film Festival 2011: Winner – People’s Choice Award
  International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012: Winner – UPC Audience Award
  Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival 2012

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.

NYTimes Critics’ Pick “Superb naturalistic performances devoid of cuteness and stereotyping. Like no other film about middle school life that I can recall” – Stephen Holden, New York Times

“Sharply intelligent, deeply sad, and not remotely sappy… the emotions beneath run tumultuous and deep.” – Dana Stevens, Slate

“Gentle and understated…a classy crowd-pleaser” – Alision Willmore, IndieWire/The Playlist

“Quietly intelligent and respectable… has clear crowdpleaser appeal in the arthouse arena” – Variety

“An intelligent, generally cheery comedy.” – IndieWIRE

“A delightful and deeply moving story.” – Toronto Star

 

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