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Monsieur Lazhar advances in Oscar race

Monsieur Lazhar advances in Oscar race



Monsieur Lazhar, directed by Philippe Falardeau, has been selected for the last round before the nomination for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 84th Academy Awards, to be held in Hollywood on February 26, 2012.

Sixty-three films from all around the world had been competing in this category and nine of them, including Monsieur Lazhar, are moving on in the race. The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 24.

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.

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