MONSIEUR LAZHAR (2011)
- Run Time: 94 min.
- Rating: PG
- Director: Philippe Falardeau
- Star(s): Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse, Émilien Néron, Marie-Ève Beauregard
Bachir Lazhar (Fellag) is an Algerian immigrant who is hired at a Montreal elementary school to replace a teacher who has died unexpectedly and tragically.
About the Director
Falardeau is a Canadian film director and screenwriter from Hull, Quebec. His previous film, Congorama, won a Genie Award in 2007 for Best Original Screenplay. His 2011 film, Monsieur Lazhar, was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards.