Tag: Monsieur Lazhar


     October 30, 2012

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Films about teachers and students are commonly inspirational melodramas about overcoming adversity inside and outside the classroom. The teacher is usually a newcomer to the school and initially dismissed by the students, but over the course of 90 minutes or …

Director Philippe Falardeau MONSIEUR LAZHAR Interview

     April 21, 2012

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Award-winning filmmaker Philippe Falardeau was recently included on Variety’s 2012 list of 10 Directors to Watch.  Known for La Moitié Gauche du Frigo (The Left-Hand Side of the Fridge), Congorama, and C’est Pas Moi, Je Le Jure! (It’s Not Me, …

Sundance 2012: MONSIEUR LAZHAR Review

     January 21, 2012

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Teachers can inspire, but we already know that.  At some point in our lives, we had at least one teacher who truly enriched our lives by helping us grow as human beings rather than just making sure we made it …

TIFF 2011 Award Winners and Film Sales Announced

     September 18, 2011

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The 2011 Toronto International Film Festival has come to a close.  We covered the hell out of it and we’ve got loads of interviews still to post.  Today, TIFF announced the winners in three award categories for Canadian films and …