Director: Jacques Audiard • France
Jacques Audiard’s explosive immigrant drama depicts a Sri Lankan rebel fighter who attempts a better life in Paris under a dead man’s identity. A mixture of brutal social realism and nail-biting suspense, the film’s grit and boldness won it the top prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Antonythasan Jesuthasan, a former Tamil Tiger child soldier-turned-acclaimed-novelist, gives a breakout lead performance as the multi-faceted “Dheepan.”
Language: Tamil, English, French
Run Time: 109 Min.
Festival Program: Highlight