Monsieur Lazhar


Why Gabrielle headlined a Sicilian seaside film festival

In a scene out of Cinema Paradiso, the open-air screening of Louise Archambault’s tearjerker came ahead of a roundtable discussion on coproductions at the Italian event.


Monsieur Lazhar wins Film Circuit audience award

Cinema-goers at the Toronto International Film Festival’s nationwide screening circuit voted Philippe Falardeau’s Quebec drama (pictured) as the top Canadian film.


Toronto unveils Canadian and foreign film prize winners

The award-giving came at the end of the 37th edition of TIFF on Sunday in Toronto.


Phillipe Falardeau, Gabriel Pelletier films take foreign festival prizes

Falardeau’s Monsieur Lazhar took the audience award at the RiverRun International Film Festival, while Pelletier’s La peur de l’eau took the Grand Prize at the International Festival of Detective Films in Belgium.


Monsieur Lazhar sweeps Genies, Philippe Falardeau named best director

David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method grabbed a slew of craft awards and a best supporting actor trophy for Viggo Mortensen, but otherwise Quebec films were the big winners on Thursday night in Toronto.


Monsieur Lazhar wins audience award in Rotterdam

The prize is the latest for Philippe Falardeau’s film, which is also nominated for the best foreign language Oscar in Hollywood.

Philippe Falardeau’s Monsieur Lazhar

Lazhar, Coteau Rouge, Cafe de flore top Jutra noms

The high-profile films earn nine, eight and seven nominations each, respectively, for the French-language film awards.


Plummer, Falardeau and Shore lead Canada’s Oscar contingent

Also making bookings to Los Angeles for the Academy Awards are Eric Jordan and Paul Stephens for In Darkness, Patrick Dayon for Dimanche/Sunday and Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby for Wild Life.


Monsieur Lazhar, In Darkness and Christopher Plummer nominated for Oscars

Both films and the iconic Canadian actor are in the running for the Best Foreign Language Film prize and Best Supporting Actor, respectively.


Star fighters, indie gamers and grizzly bears: Canadians at Sundance 2012

Three docs and two shorts are amongst the Canadian films premiering and competing at the indie film fest in Utah.


Lazhar, In Darkness, make Oscar shortlist

Philippe Falardeau’s film has made it through to the second-last shortlist for the Foreign Language Film prize at the Academy Awards, along with the Canada-Germany-Poland co-pro, In Darkness.


Cafe de flore, A Dangerous Method lead the field for Genie Awards

The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television unveiled nominations Tuesday for Canada’s film awards, to be handed out on March 8 in Toronto.