Dorchester Film Society
Showing The Best Of World Cinema Since 1958

Monsieur Lazhar

Feb 14, 2013 - 19:30 - Corn Exchange

  • Director: Philippe Falardeau
  • Year: 2011
  • Country: Canada
  • Run Time: 94 mins
  • Ratings
  • A: 77
  • B: 35
  • C: 5
  • D: 0
  • E: 0
  • Overall: 90.4
Monsieur Lazhar

When a Canadian primary school teacher kills herself, an inexperienced Algerian immigrant takes over and has to cope with the children's confusion and guilt, culture clashes among staff and pupils and his own uncertainty. A charming warm film which well deserved its Oscar nomination.