Tag: Monsieur Lazhar

‘Monsieur Lazhar’ is a sweet, mature story about coming together in...

Based on a play by Évelyne de la Chenelière, Falardeau’s film is sophisticated in its approach for dealing with a multitude of terrifyingly sensitive subjects, among them children dealing with death, immigration procedures and the unification of disparate cultures for harmonious purposes. Refusing to paint with broad strokes, it broaches these topics with a touch of class and intelligence, revealing a sense of maturity that should be a prerequisite for any movie tackling these ideas.

2012’s Great Movie Moments: April

At the end of each month, the Sound On Sight staff will band together to write an article about their favourite scenes in films...

2012: The Best Movies of April

Every thirty days, I like to post a list of my favorite films I’ve recently watched. Here are the best films I’ve seen throughout...

2012 Oscars Foreign Language Nominees, ‘A Separation’ and ‘Monsieur Lazhar’

The Academy Awards are just two weekends away, and we've been itching to talk about a pair of films that wound up getting nods...

The Nominations Are In: Here Are The Biggest Snubs and Ricky...

Its that time of the year again in when everyone prepares their Oscar predictions, because let's be honest for a moment – the best...

The Best Quebec Films From 2011

The “foreign” film, product of another world where people converse in odd dialects and act in peculiar ways. We need to be honest that...

‘Monsieur Lazhar’ – A trenchant portrait of loss and light seen...

Monsieur Lazhar Directed by Philippe Falardeau Written by Philippe Falardeau Canada, 2011 Monsieur Lazhar arrives at TIFF within the Special Presentations programme from festival darling Phillippe...

Festival Du Nouveau Cinéma: Ten Movies We Highly Recommend Checking Out

Montreal's Festival Du Nouveau Cinéma kicks off next week and as always, the festival brings a stellar lineup. We here at Sound On Sight...

‘Monsieur Lazhar’ Is Canada’s Oscar pick

Philippe Falardeau’s Monsieur Lazhar was officially named Canada’s submission the foreign-film Oscar competition, selected from a field of 34 eligible entries. A total of...

TIFF 2011 – Twelve Days In: Ricky D’s final blog entry...

The Toronto International Film Festival ended yesterday and I have to say, it is the most exhausting film festival I have ever attended. Even...