MONSIEUR LAZHAR (12A)

Date Time
Weds 18th July 7.45pm
Thurs 19th July 8.15pm

Dir. Philippe Falardeau, Canada, 2011, 94 mins, subtitles
Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse, Émilien Néron

After the tragic passing of their well-liked teacher, a school class is left shaken and fragile. A new primary 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 Incendies, Monsieur Lazhar was deservedly nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 2012.

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