As part of the Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication Department’s Fall Film Festival, the French area of MLLI will screen Monsieur Lazhar (Canada, 2011). Set in a francophone school in Montréal, Monsieur Lazhar is a profound story about a class of young schoolchildren who are confronted with the abrupt death of their teacher. An immigrant Algerian teacher steps in as a replacement and connects through traditional yet nonconformist methods with the children. In an unsentimental tone, the film reflects on loss, guilt and healing. The film will be shown in French with English subtitles. It is a required screening for French film Classics (MLL 215). For more information, click here.
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