Monsieur Lazhar is an Oscar-nominated film in the Best Foreign Language Film category. While this film is in French, it is actually from Montreal, Canada. This is a very good trailer. The synopsis of the film reveals more of what the film is about and hints at elements of the story not given away in the trailer. The film stars Fellag, Sophie Nélisse, Émilien Néron, Danielle Proulx, and Brigitte Poupart and is directed by Philippe Falardeau.
“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 and trying to heal. 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.”
Monsieur Lazhar is in theatres April 13, 2012.