Trailer: Oscar Nominated “Monsieur Lazhar”
A lovely and charming trailer for Oscar nominated Monsieur Lazhar gives me all the more reason to try and track this down and give it a viewing. Earlier this month it was nominated in the “Best foreign language film” category at the Oscars and it’s always hard to get hold of these films, it normally takes some kind of award before a great foreign film can even find worldwide distribution. The USA is getting a limited release in April while some European countries will follow that, as of now I can’t see a UK release date schedule but let’s hope it gets picked up as I would love to see this on the big screen, I’m going to go out on a limb and say bring your tissues
Monsieur Lazhar tells the poignant story of a Montreal middle school class shaken by the death of their well-liked teacher and trying to heal. 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.