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Canadian film Monsieur Lazhar makes the Oscar long list

The Canadian film, Monsieur Lazhar, has taken another step closer to an Academy Award.

The Quebec movie – Canada’s official entry as best foreign-language film – was named Wednesday as one of the nine films on the long list for Oscar consideration. They were chosen from 63 movies that were submitted from around the world.

Directed by Philippe Falardeau, Monsieur Lazhar tells the story of an Algerian immigrant who is hired as a replacement teacher at a Montreal school after the original teacher commits suicide.

The film is also nominated for seven Genie awards, including best Canadian film of the year. Last fall, it was named best Canadian feature at the Toronto International Film Festival.

This is the second year in a row that a Canadian movie has moved into Oscar contention. Last year, Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies made the short list of five finalists, although it lost the Oscar to the Danish movie, In a Better World.

The other nominees on this year’s long list are Bullhead (Belgium), SuperClasico (Denmark), Pina (Germany), A Separation (Iran), Footnote (Israel), Omar Killed Me (Morocco), In Darkness (Holland) and Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Taiwan).

This year’s short list will be announced – along with the rest of the Academy Award nominations – on Jan. 24. The Oscars are presented Feb. 26.

Source: Vancouver Sun

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Headline, Industry News

Canadian film Monsieur Lazhar makes the Oscar long list

The Canadian film, Monsieur Lazhar, has taken another step closer to an Academy Award.

The Quebec movie – Canada’s official entry as best foreign-language film – was named Wednesday as one of the nine films on the long list for Oscar consideration. They were chosen from 63 movies that were submitted from around the world.

Directed by Philippe Falardeau, Monsieur Lazhar tells the story of an Algerian immigrant who is hired as a replacement teacher at a Montreal school after the original teacher commits suicide.

The film is also nominated for seven Genie awards, including best Canadian film of the year. Last fall, it was named best Canadian feature at the Toronto International Film Festival.

This is the second year in a row that a Canadian movie has moved into Oscar contention. Last year, Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies made the short list of five finalists, although it lost the Oscar to the Danish movie, In a Better World.

The other nominees on this year’s long list are Bullhead (Belgium), SuperClasico (Denmark), Pina (Germany), A Separation (Iran), Footnote (Israel), Omar Killed Me (Morocco), In Darkness (Holland) and Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Taiwan).

This year’s short list will be announced – along with the rest of the Academy Award nominations – on Jan. 24. The Oscars are presented Feb. 26.

Source: Vancouver Sun

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Headline, Industry News

Canadian film Monsieur Lazhar makes the Oscar long list

The Canadian film, Monsieur Lazhar, has taken another step closer to an Academy Award.

The Quebec movie – Canada’s official entry as best foreign-language film – was named Wednesday as one of the nine films on the long list for Oscar consideration. They were chosen from 63 movies that were submitted from around the world.

Directed by Philippe Falardeau, Monsieur Lazhar tells the story of an Algerian immigrant who is hired as a replacement teacher at a Montreal school after the original teacher commits suicide.

The film is also nominated for seven Genie awards, including best Canadian film of the year. Last fall, it was named best Canadian feature at the Toronto International Film Festival.

This is the second year in a row that a Canadian movie has moved into Oscar contention. Last year, Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies made the short list of five finalists, although it lost the Oscar to the Danish movie, In a Better World.

The other nominees on this year’s long list are Bullhead (Belgium), SuperClasico (Denmark), Pina (Germany), A Separation (Iran), Footnote (Israel), Omar Killed Me (Morocco), In Darkness (Holland) and Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Taiwan).

This year’s short list will be announced – along with the rest of the Academy Award nominations – on Jan. 24. The Oscars are presented Feb. 26.

Source: Vancouver Sun

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