Carrick Film Society is showing ‘Monsieur Lazhar’ this Thursday, September 27 in Carrick Cineplex.
Monsieur Lazhar’ is a 2011 Canadian French language drama film directed by Philippe Falardeau. Set in Montreal, an elementary school teacher kills herself. Bashir Lazhar, an Algerian immigrant, is quickly hired to replace her even though he is still recovering from a personal tragedy of his own. He gets to know his students despite the cultural gap evident from the very first day of class and despite his difficulty adapting to the school system’s constraints.
This is a truly unforgettable film, with an indelible and universal story of compassion. Its emotional honesty is heartening, bringing a lesson we are never too old to learn.
All films are shown at Carrick Cineplex on Thursdays at 8.30pm. For more information, call 086 3856 776.