‘Monsieur Lazhar’ was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards in 2012. The screening will be followed by a 30-minute panel discussion with established writers – namely two-time Singapore Literature Prize winner Yong Shu Hoong, as well as Ann Ang and Genevieve Wong, and SWF’s newly-appointed Festival Director, Yeow Kai Chai. The discussion aims to offer insights into the film’s themes.
Film: Monsieur Lazhar (Film will be in French with English subtitles)
Synopsis: At a Montréal 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, he has to face his own painful past.
Venue: The Projector, Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road, #05-00, Singapore 199589
When: 26 Jun 2015, 7pm