Canadian Filmmaker Philippe Falardeau

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Canadian Filmmaker Philippe Falardeau

His latest work was Oscar-nominated for best foreign language film...

Philippe Falardeau grew up studying politics and international relations in Canada. But his career path ultimately steered him toward film - an arc that culminated in a nomination for best foreign language film at this year's Academy Awards. He joins us to chat about "Monsieur Lazhar," the story of an Algerian immigrant who becomes a substitute teacher to grief-stricken children in Canada - and the future of the Canadian cinema itself.


Philippe Falardeau

Director, "Monsieur Lazhar"

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