Monsieur Lazhar

For me, Monsieur Lazhar is the most beautiful Canadian movie. Although the story seems utterly simple, it is actually very profound and contemporary. After the suicide of a grade school class teacher, a new teacher appears ready to take over the class. An Algerian immigrant, Monsieur Lazhar brings such deep humanity to his job that the traumatized kids can come to terms with what has happened in some ways. They don’t realize firsthand how much their new teacher knows of their pain. The final scene will crush you.