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Canada. 2011. 94mins. Dir Philippe Falardeau.
Oscar Nominated for Best Foreign Film, 2011
Picking up audience awards at festivals wherever it goes this is an almost impossibly charming French Canadian drama. When a teacher kills herself at a primary school, Algerian immigrant Bachir Lazahar steps forward to become the new stand-in. Seeming somewhat rusty in his teaching experience, we watch as he adjusts to life in the school and the various culture clashes. A warm and ultimately uplifting experience, full of life learning by pupils under the tutelage of inspirational but imperfect teacher.
‘A rare achievement’ * * * *