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DHEEPAN

STARTS FEBRUARY 12th
With English subtitles

PALME D’OR WINNER at the 68th edition of the Cannes Film Festival

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With: Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby

Original Tamil and French version with English subtitles
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Winner of the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes, this powerful drama from director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Rust & Bone) follows a former Tamil Tiger soldier as he flees from the aftermath of the Sri Lankan civil war to begin a new life in a Parisian suburb.

In DHEEPAN, which won the Palme d'Or at Cannes this year, Audiard turns his piercing focus to a story so ubiquitous it practically hides in plain sight. What happens to the millions of migrants who flee conflict zones to find new homes in the cities of the west? In the case of the Tamil family at the centre of this searing film, conflict is never far behind.

The film begins in Sri Lanka at the end of the civil war as a Tamil soldier (Jesuthasan Antonythasan), burns the bodies of his fallen comrades. The guns are silenced, his family has been killed, and he seeks a way out. He and Yalini (Kalieaswari Srinivasan) are strangers in a refugee camp, but they cobble together a fake family with young Illayaal (Claudine Vinasithamby). It's enough to fool the aid workers and get them to France.

Audiard establishes the ruthlessly pragmatic ways of these three war survivors early on. Once in the outskirts of Paris, they must use those same skills to navigate their crime-ridden housing complex. Securing their position in France means making their false family real, but past violence and present threats combine to exert a rising pressure that is bound to explode.

“Audiard's beautiful and furious story about three Tamil refugees posing as a family to escape Sri Lanka's brutal civil war and build new lives in France understands displacement on a sensory level.”
- NOW TORONTO

“This really is Audiard operating at the top of his game, mostly dropping the contrivances of "Rust & Bone" for incisive character studies and a deeply humane, almost warm, worldview.”
-THE PLAYLIST

“Proceeds without flashy tricks or showy technique, offering the pleasures of captivating storytelling with an irresistible human pulse.”
-SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

PALME D’OR – CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

 

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