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Originally produced by Music Box Films in 2011.
What's it about?
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. 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. Academy Award® Nominee 2012 Best Foreign Language Film. Winner! Toronto International Film Festival 2011 - Best Canadian Feature Film. Winner! Locarno Film Festival 2011 Prix Du Public Award. Winner! Locarno Film Festival 2011 Variety Piazza Grande Award. Winner! Namur Film Festival 2011 Special Jury Award *. Winner! Hamburg Film Festival 2011 Art Cinema Award. Winner! Windsor International Film Festival 2011 - People's Choice Award. Sundance Film Festival 2012 Official Selection.