"Hollywood has given a voice to the dead."
At 7 years old, Emmanuel Jal walked several hundred miles, from Sudan to Ethiopia, to flee a civil war....
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Film audiences may flock to The Good Lie, a compelling drama because Reese Witherspoon is one of the stars, but they will fall in love with Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, rapper Emmanuel Jal, and Kuoth Wiel.
It would be easy to dismiss The Good Lie as manipulative, a movie aimed at the tear ducts (and we all know you can't trust a movie about emotions).
Philippe Falardeau's Monsieur Lazhar finds finely-shaded drama in a venue that has defeated many a filmmaker: a classroom full of children.
MONTRÉAL - Le film «Monsieur Lazhar», du réalisateur québécois Philippe Falardeau, fait partie des cinq finalistes qui se disputeront l'Oscar du...
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