Music Box acquires U.S. rights to ‘Lazhar’

Pic is Canada's Oscar foreign-language submission

Music Box Films has acquired U.S. rights to Philippe Falardeau’s “Monsieur Lazhar,” Canada’s official submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.

Music Box made the announcement Thursday.

“Lazhar” won the Audience Award at the Locarno Film Festival and was named Best Canadian Feature last week at the Toronto International Film Festival. Pic was also named this week as the opening film for the fifth edition of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival on Oct. 13.

“Monsieur Lazhar,” toplining Mohamed Fellag, Emilien Neron and Sophie Nelisse, follows the tale of an Algerian immigrant, who is hired to replace an elementary school teacher who tragically died.

The film is the latest production of Microscope, the same Montreal-based production company that produced “Incendies.”

The deal was negotiated by Nicolas Brigaud-Robert, a partner in international sales agency Films Distribution and Music Box Films’ managing director Edward Arentz.

More Film

  • HAF Project Market Unwraps 16th Edition

    HAF Project Market Unveils 16th Edition

    Music Box Films has acquired U.S. rights to Philippe Falardeau’s “Monsieur Lazhar,” Canada’s official submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. Music Box made the announcement Thursday. “Lazhar” won the Audience Award at the Locarno Film Festival and was named Best Canadian Feature last week at the Toronto International Film Festival. Pic […]

  • Filming on Italy to Honor Monica

    Monica Bellucci and Gina Lollobrigida to Be Honored at L.A. Italian Culture Festival

    Music Box Films has acquired U.S. rights to Philippe Falardeau’s “Monsieur Lazhar,” Canada’s official submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. Music Box made the announcement Thursday. “Lazhar” won the Audience Award at the Locarno Film Festival and was named Best Canadian Feature last week at the Toronto International Film Festival. Pic […]

  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Co-Star With

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Co-Star With Will Smith in Skydance's 'Gemini Man'

    Music Box Films has acquired U.S. rights to Philippe Falardeau’s “Monsieur Lazhar,” Canada’s official submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. Music Box made the announcement Thursday. “Lazhar” won the Audience Award at the Locarno Film Festival and was named Best Canadian Feature last week at the Toronto International Film Festival. Pic […]

  • Wide Release on Christian Bale's 'Hostiles'

    Film News Roundup: Wide Release on Christian Bale's 'Hostiles' Moved Back a Week

    Music Box Films has acquired U.S. rights to Philippe Falardeau’s “Monsieur Lazhar,” Canada’s official submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. Music Box made the announcement Thursday. “Lazhar” won the Audience Award at the Locarno Film Festival and was named Best Canadian Feature last week at the Toronto International Film Festival. Pic […]

  • Sundance Womens March

    Sundance: How Will Festival Tackle #MeToo, Political Turmoil, and More?

    Music Box Films has acquired U.S. rights to Philippe Falardeau’s “Monsieur Lazhar,” Canada’s official submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. Music Box made the announcement Thursday. “Lazhar” won the Audience Award at the Locarno Film Festival and was named Best Canadian Feature last week at the Toronto International Film Festival. Pic […]

  • 'Maktub' Review: Palm Springs Film Festival

    Film Review: 'Maktub'

    Music Box Films has acquired U.S. rights to Philippe Falardeau’s “Monsieur Lazhar,” Canada’s official submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. Music Box made the announcement Thursday. “Lazhar” won the Audience Award at the Locarno Film Festival and was named Best Canadian Feature last week at the Toronto International Film Festival. Pic […]

  • DEADPOOL

    MPAA: Film, TV Industry Paid Out $49 Billion in 2016

    Music Box Films has acquired U.S. rights to Philippe Falardeau’s “Monsieur Lazhar,” Canada’s official submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. Music Box made the announcement Thursday. “Lazhar” won the Audience Award at the Locarno Film Festival and was named Best Canadian Feature last week at the Toronto International Film Festival. Pic […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content