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Dheepan (France, 2015), 102 mins, cert. 15 – subtitled
June 16, 2016
Screenings at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Director: Jacques Audiard
Stars: Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby
Forming a family of convenience to escape the bloody endgame of the Sri Lankan civil war, a Tamil man, woman and girl are housed in a troubled Parisian suburb.
While this new ‘family’ haltingly bond and settle down, Dheepan cannot wholly forget his wartime trauma nor ignore the criminality threatening his new community.
Audiard (Rust and Bone, A Prophet) was awarded the Palme d’Or at Cannes for audaciously combining an undeniably touching, absorbing family drama with an explosive final act that has divided reviewers and the David Lean committee alike!
Review (Guardian), including links to interviews Review + interview
while the Official UK Trailer can be viewed: here
David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 16th June 2016
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