Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970
France, 2015, 109 mins, dir. Jacques Audiard
Winner of the Palme d’Or at last year’s Cannes, this powerful drama from director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Rust & Bone) follows Dheepan, a former Tamil Tiger soldier as he flees from the aftermath of the Sri Lankan civil war. With a young woman and a little girl they poses as a family to gain entry in to France and begin a new life in a grimy Parisian suburb. When Dheepan gets a new job as the caretaker for a run down estate the trio, who barely know each other, team together and negotiate they way through their unfamiliar new life.
Dynamics shift abruptly when a recently released prisoner returns to the estate and assumes control of his gang who control the local drug trade. Dheepan once again finds himself unable to escape violence and inevitably his old psychological war wounds are ripped reopened.
Tender at times and immensely powerful Audiard pulls audiences deep in to this searing story about conflict, displacement and opportunity.
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Dir. Naeem Mohaiemen | Bangladesh/Lebanon/UK | 2016 | 6 mins
A photograph circulates, showing five men in military fatigues staring out of a window. The stage is a bombed building. Snapped by a Magnum photographer in 1982, the image is a teasing enigma. Arabic newspapers claim it as evidence of Bangladeshi fighters in the PLO (Fatah faction). Abu Ammar is Coming explores the 1970s revolutionary left as a form of tragic utopia. Previous chapters have shown at the 2015 Venice Biennale, the Museum of Modern Art (New York), and the 2011 Sharjah Biennial.