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Monsieur Lazhar is Canada’s selection for the 2012 Oscars

Monsieur Lazhar is Canada’s selection for the 2012 Oscars

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The feature film Monsieur Lazhar, directed by Philippe Falardeau, has been submitted as Canada's choice for consideration as a possible nominee in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 84th Academy Awards, to be held in Hollywood on February 26, 2012.

The film, presented as a world premiere on the Piazza Grande, won two prizes at Locarno 2011: The Prix du Public UBS and the Variety Piazza Grande Award.

Monsieur Lazhar also won the Award for Best Canadian Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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