Barossa Film Club ends its 2015 season with a screening of French-Canadian film “Monsieur Lazhar”, directed by Philippe Falardeau and starring Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse and Emilien Néron. Made in 2011, this is a moving story of love and compassion.
It tells the story of a Montreal middle school class shaken by the death of their well-liked teacher. Bachir Lazahr, a 55-year old Algerian immigrant, offers the school his services as a substitute teacher and is quickly hired. As he helps the children heal, he also learns to accept his own painful past.
Ann Hornaday, film critic for the Washington Post, commented “Monsieur Lazahr resembles a clear, clean glass of water: transparent, utterly devoid of gratuitous flavourings or frou-frou, and all the more bracing and essential for it.”
This is the Club’s last screening for the year. The evening will commence at 7.30 with a short film from Finland “Do I have to take Care of Everything?”, followed b y a break for wine and cheese and then the main feature. Faith College Wine Centre, Friday 20th November. All members and their guests are welcome. Enquiries Film Club website or Facebook or ring Imelda Carson on 8564 8225.