Any academy award is a big deal because –well – it’s the academy awards! This year, Canadian filmmaker and screenwriter Philippe Falardeau is lucky enough to be considered in the category of best foreign film for the movie Monsieur Lazhar. The movie follows an Algerian immigrant who is sent in to replace an elementary teacher that has passed away. If you have the chance you should really watch it (assuming you understand French or don’t mind reading subtitles).
Exploring the life of a Canadian screenwriter.