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Tuesday, April 24 • 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Monsieur Lazhar

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In Montreal, an elementary school teacher dies abruptly. Having learned of the incident in the newspaper, Bachir Lazhar (Fellag), 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. While the class goes through the healing process, and Bachir learns to better know this group of shaken but endearing kids,nobody in the school is aware of Bachir's painful past; nor do they suspect that he is at risk of being deported at any moment.


Adapted from "Bashir Lazhar," a play by Evelyne de la Chenelière, Monsieur Lazhar depicts the encounter between two distant worlds and the power of self-expression. Using great sensitivity and humor, writer/director Philippe Falardeau follows a humble man who is ready to transcend his own loss in order to accompany children beyond the silence and taboo of death. An Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. In French with English Subtitles.



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Tuesday April 24, 2012 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA, 70115