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Monday 30th May, 2016 - 20:00€6
Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, French director Jacque Audiard’s latest film tells the story of Dheepan (Jesuthasan Antonythasan), a former Tamil Tiger fighter in Sri Lanka. As the civil war ends he decides to flee to France with two strangers, a woman and child who pose as his family in the hope of making it easier to claim asylum.
Finding a caretaker job on a troubled housing complex in the Paris suburbs, and with almost no knowledge of French, Dheepan works hard to build a new life for his fake family. But he soon realises that the past is difficult to escape from. Once again Audiard delivers a powerfully compassionate yet morally complex tale.
Winner: Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2015
“Audiard possesses a lyricism that makes his film stand out … Immensely powerful” – Andrew Pulver, The Guardian
Director: Jacques Audiard
Cast: Antonythasan Jesuthasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby, Vincent Rottiers, Marc Zinga