Dheepan
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Showings
Sequoia 2Sat, Oct 17, 2015 5:30 PM Not Available
 
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Country:France
Year:2015
Running Time:109 min
Language:Tamil
French
English
Director:Jacques Audiard
Producer:Pascal Caucheteux
Screenwriter:Noe Debre
Thomas Bidegain
Jacques Audiard
Cinematographer:Eponine Momenceau
Editor:Juliette Welfling
Cast:Antonythasan Jesuthasan
Kalieaswari Srinivasan
Claudine Vinasithamby
Vincent Rottiers
Marc Zinga
Print Source:IFC Films
Note Writer:Tom Grierson
Description
The Palme d’Or winner at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Dheepan tells an intimate story about the immigrant experience with sympathy and candor. The film stars Antonythasan Jesuthasan, a writer and former Sri Lankan child soldier, as a Tamil Tiger hoping to start a new life in the slums of Paris, but there’s one catch: In order to gain asylum, he must take along a woman (Kalieaswari Srinivasan) and child (Claudine Vinasithamby) and pretend they are his wife and daughter. Directed by Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Rust and Bone), Dheepan is a gritty look at poverty, racism, and the unlikely communities that spring up in the darkest of times. Audiard partly drew on Jesuthasan’s own experiences for this drama, which morphs from a tale of survival and family into a tense thriller as Dheepan soon learns that the war zone he’s left behind has, in its own way, come back to haunt him in this strange new land.

Co-presented by Alliance Francaise
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