A famous and useful law of scriptwriting: no animals, no water, and no children. Why? Because all three are notoriously hard and expensive for a director to shoot. The Canadian writer/director Philippe Falardeau either knows nothing about this law or likes a good challenge, because his new film, Monsieur Lazhar, has lots and lots of children. Indeed, much of the film is set in a classroom that’s packed with easily excitable boys and girls. But what at first looks like a recipe for disaster (children everywhere) turns out to be a lovely and skillfully narrated film about an Algerian teacher’s relationship with a bright and sensitive girl. (See Movie Times)

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