Yesterday, Montreal's Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) revealed that while the French film La guerre est déclarée will open the event, it will be up to the Canadian film Monsieur Lazhar to close the FNC.
The French film La guerre est déclarée will open on October 12 at the Imperial Movie Theatre. As for Monsieur Lazhar, it will be screened on October 23.
Directed by Valérie Donzelli, La guerre est déclarée is about a couple's struggle to save their child's life. Their child is diagnosed with cancer.
As for Philippe Falardeau's Monsieur Lazhar, its story is centred on an illegal Algerian immigrant (played by French comedian Fellag) who arrives in Montreal. That illegal immigrant accepts to replace an elementary school teacher.
Stay stuned, because the FNC will unveil its complete line-up of films on September 27.