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Philippe Falardeau

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    TIFF Review: 'The Good Lie' Starring Reese Witherspoon

    In 2011, Canadian writer/director Philippe Falardeau earned acclaim and an Oscar nomination for "Monsieur Lazhar," a low key but powerful tale that joined an examination of how children cope with death with the story of an Algerian immigrant making a life for himself in Quebec. The buzz around the f...

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    Reese Witherspoon Looks Towards Oscar Gold With 'Wild,' 'The Good Lie' (TRAILER)

    Reese Witherspoon's got a busy fall coming up, with two new films--"Wild" and "The Good Lie"--headed for awards season-friendly release dates.

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    Watch: Reese Witherspoon Tells 'The Good Lie' In First Trailer For Sudanese Refugee Drama

    With one Oscar under her belt for "Walk The Line," it seems like this year, Reese Witherspoon is really gunning for another statue for her mantle. She already has "Wild" coming from Jean-Marc Vallée, the director of "Dallas Buyers Club," and now she's teaming with another French Canadian filmmaker f...

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    'House Of Cards' Star Corey Stoll Will Tell 'The Good Lie' With Reese Witherspoon

    Bounced around development after “Boardwalk Empire” writer Margaret Nagle turned in a buzzworthy script, the based-on-true-events drama “The Good Lie” is finally making its way to fruition, and with some further pedigree attached. “Monsieur Lazhar” director Philippe Falardeau will helm the pic with ...

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    Reese Witherspoon To Tell 'The Good Lie' With 'Monsieur Lazhar' Director Philippe Falardeau

    South Korean filmmakers Kim Ji-woon and Park Chan-wook are some of the latest foreign filmmakers that have moved into English-language filmmaking – to mixed results – and now Canadian “Monsieur Lazhar” helmer Philippe Falardeau is set to join them with a major star of his own. Variety is reporting t...

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    The Secrets of Monsieur Lazhar

    Monsieur Lazhar may have lost the Best Foreign Language Oscar to A Separation – I can’t argue with that; A Separation is extraordinary – but if any film could have given it a real challenge, it might have been this unexpectedly powerful, subtle little film from Canada: exquisi...

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    Monsieur Lazhar—movie review

    The hype-meisters of moviedom have made it difficult to use words like “heartwarming” and “inspiring” without sounding like a huckster…but when you see a film as moving and well-wrought as 'Monsieur Lazhar', it’s hard to resist. Yet what I admire most about the picture, which was an Oscar nominee th...

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    How Did This Happen? Five Terrific Foreign Film Nominees

    Whatever you say about the Academy Awards’ most baffling choices, from the wacky grab bag of Best Picture nominees (really, who thinks Extremely Loud deserves to be there?) to the mysterioso ways of the documentary and foreign film committees, this year the foreign language nominees are, ...

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    Newly Minted Oscar Nominee Philippe Falardeau Discusses "Monsieur Lazhar"

    In an early scene in Philippe Falardeau’s “Monsieur Lazhar,” a young child discovers that his teacher has committed suicide, hanging herself from the rafters of their classroom. Rather than become the starting point for a dreary psychological examination of the relationship between teacher and stude...

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