Dheepan (France, 2015), 102 mins, cert. 15 – subtitled

Dheepan Poster portrait




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.  

Dheepan 'happy' family

Dheepan halting bonding


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

Shows start at 2.30PM and 7.30PM  Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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