At a Montréal public grade school, a popular teacher commits suicide in her classroom. Having learned of the incident in the newspaper, Bachir Lazhar, a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, goes to the school to offer his services as a substitute teacher. Quickly hired to replace the deceased, he finds himself in an establishment in crisis, while going through his own personal tragedy. Nominated for a 2012 Oscar, ‚ÄòMonsieur Lazhar’ won the Audience Award at the 2012 Sydney Film Festival.
WM PREMIERE: Monsieur Lazhar (Canada, 2011)
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