Monday, May 28, 2012

Monsieur Lazare (2011)

This is an amazing film.  It touches on the impact of suicide on pupils of a teacher and also on fallout of specious accusations of child abuse.  It is a memorable movie.
From NY Times review.
"“Monsieur Lazhar” sustains an exquisite balance between grown-up and child’s-eye views of education, teacher-student relations and peer-group interactions. The students come quirkily alive in superb naturalistic performances devoid of cuteness and stereotyping. Like no other film about middle school life that I can recall “Monsieur Lazhar” conveys the intensity and the fragility of these classroom bonds and the mutual trust they require." 2011  94 minutes

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