Monsieur Lazhar


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Monsieur Lazhar

  • 2011
  • Directed By: Philippe Falardeau
  • Rated PG-13
  • Comedy, Drama
  • 94 Minutes
  1. Friday, April 7, 2017 6:00 p.m.
Still image from the film Monsieur Lazhar
After the suicide of an elementary school teacher in Montréal, Algerian immigrant Bashir Lazhar surfaces to replace her, claiming to have taught many years in his home country. As his students struggle to move beyond the loss of their former teacher, Bashir is forced to cope with significant cultural barriers, the return of his repressed family history, the lie he told to secure the job, and his own precarious legal status as a political refugee. In French with English subtitles. Director Philippe Falardeau is scheduled to be present. (2K DCP Presentation)