Ciné-Club: Monsieur Lazhar (2011)

This Academy Award-nominated film was directed by Philippe Falardeau. At a Montreal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.

Watch it streaming on Amazon Prime or on the free library services Hoopla and Kanopy.

–Alysse Anton