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Monsieur Lazhar

Oscarpalooza – Monsieur Lazhar

Monsieur Lazhar is nominated for Best Foreign Language film. In my country, it’s a domestic language. It was even made in my country. It’s the Canadian entry to to The Oscars. Last year, Canada’s entry was a film called Incendies. Both these films are about immigrants in Montreal. Both these films are depressing. However, beyond that, both these films are completely different. In a Montreal elementary school, a student is heading to class ahead of his classmates, finds the door locked, peaks in to find his teacher’s corpse hanging from the ceiling. Not a happy start. I hope to never work with elementary teachers who would do that to their… Read More »Oscarpalooza – Monsieur Lazhar