Monsieur Lazhar / Cinematheque / Gusto- Little Italy

This movie received great reviews and quite a few awards. 97% on Rotten Tomatoes.

5:15PM MOVIE
Meet us in the lobby about 15 minutes ahead of time or look for the group inside the theater or meet us afterward not too far from the ticket office.

7:00PM Dinner/Discussion at Gusto-Little Italy

Outside on the patio, hopefully!

 

Monsieur Lazhar-synopsis

 Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, Monsieur Lazhar tells the poignant story of a Montreal middle school class shaken by the death of their well-liked teacher. Bachir Lazhar (Fellag), a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, offers the school his services as a substitute teacher and is quickly hired. As he helps the children heal, he also learns to accept his own painful past. This moving film features exquisite performances by Fellag and a stunning ensemble of child actors

 

Reviews: 

Washington Post:

 "Monsieur Lazhar" is good. Really good.

Arizona Republic: 

A gentle film can still be searing in its effect on an audience, something that "Monsieur Lazhar" proves emphatically.

NY Observer:

Monsieur Lazhar builds hope in the face of tragedy and sheds new light on the question of what is truth and how we find it.

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  • Mira

    Movie was nice. Good performance by lead & great by kids. Like The Separation, this movie left questions unanswered, like life itself.

    July 28, 2012

  • Lynda

    Renu: as usual, you chose an excellent movie! I was so glad to have seen it, and thoroughly enjoyed our discussion afterwards.

    July 22, 2012

  • Renu

    Well done film about dealing with grief. Somehow, it also manages to be uplifting. The kids were especially good and even made me cry. Good time and good dicussion after at Gusto's. Thanks everyone for coming and for a wonderful evening.

    July 22, 2012

  • Carol P.

    The movie was touching and sweet story and in spite of all the negative events ended on a hopeful and positive note. Beautiful night for a walk and a good dinner.

    July 22, 2012

  • Larry T.

    yes movie, and yes Gustos.

    July 19, 2012

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