10/09/2014 04:37 EDT | Updated 12/09/2014 05:59 EST

'Lost Boy' of Sudan stars in Falardeau movie The Good Lie

Quebec filmmaker, Philippe Falardeau’s first English feature The Good Lie opened the 2014 edition of the Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal Wednesday. 

This is Falardeau’s first film since the Oscar-nominated Monsieur Lazhar.

The Good Lie is a story about the so-called "Lost Boys" of Sudan, young boys who fled civil war in their county in the 1980s and walked hundreds of kilometres to refugee camps in Kenya.  Eventually, some of them were resettled in the US.

The film stars Reese Witherspoon as the young woman responsible for finding the young men work in America.

But the actors that make the story most compelling are the Sudanese refugees Falardeau cast in his film.

One of those Lost Boys is Ger Duany, a 34-year old actor now living in New York City.

I spoke to him before the film premiere at Theatre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts in Montreal.