Friday, 28 September 2012: Monsieur Lazhar
Friday, 28 September 2012, 20:00
Venue: Forest Row Village Hall (see Locations and Tickets for further details)
Programme category: Forest Row Festival
Director: Philippe Falardeau, Canada 2011, 94 mins, 12A
“A serious, unsentimental film of real insight into loss, grief, guilt, exile and the true meaning of education.” Philip French Observer
“An Oscar nominee at this year’s Academy Awards and for good reason, Falardeau’s film is moving, smart and sensitive. Terrific stuff, in short.” Empire
An asylum-seeking Algerian restaurateur, concealing a tragedy in his own life, passes himself off as a teacher in Montreal.