Rethink Rebuild Society invites you to a FREE screening of the film:
Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
Directed by Philippe Falardeau
In French with English subtitles. Followed by open discussion
Runtime 1h 34min
Wednesday 28th November 2018 at 7:00pm at Rethink Rebuild Society
Please arrive on time as the screening will start at 7:15 promptly. The screening is free but a £1 donation is suggested to cover expenses.
Nominated for Oscar, the film tells the story of Bashir Lazhar, an Algerian refugee who is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom at a Montréal public grade school. As the children try to move on from their former teacher's suicide, with the help of Bashir, nobody at the school is aware of Bashir's own traumatic past, or his precarious status as a refugee.
‘Using great sensitivity and humour, Falardeau follows a humble man who is ready to transcend his own loss in order to accompany children beyond the silence and taboo of death.’ (IMDB.com)
‘It is a serious, unsentimental film of real insight into loss, grief, guilt, exile and the true meaning of education.’ (The Guardian)
‘The film raises more questions than it answers; questions about education, immigration and what it means to truly belong. Falardeau's script is concise and masterful while the picture is held together by a majestic performance from Mohamed Fellag in the title role.’ (The Independent)