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Monsieur Lazhar | Saturday 4 May 2013

APPLETON FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS
Monsieur Lazhar

Saturday 4th May 2013 at 7.30pm

Dir. Philippe Falardeau | 2012 | English | 94 mins | PG


Only the most obstreperous delinquent could fail to be charmed by Monsieur Lazhar, in which an Algerian refugee plays ramshackle Mary Poppins to the kids at a Montreal primary. This sweet, soulful drama plays out to the scrape of desks and the echo of voices, and showcases a glorious performance from Mohamed Fellag as the substitute teacher who is not quite what he claims. Lazhar gatecrashes the school in the wake of a tragedy. He flounders, he flourishes and is eventually found out. There is just time to deliver one final, moving life lesson before the bell sounds, and the past rolls in to claim him.
  Review:  Gruaniad

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