Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, the new film from acclaimed director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Rust & Bone) is a gripping, human tale of survival. On the losing side of a civil war in Sri Lanka, a Tamil soldier poses as the husband and father of two other refugees in order to escape their ravaged homeland. Arriving in France, the makeshift “family” sets about establishing a new life, only to find themselves once again embroiled in violence on the mean streets of Paris. A heartrending saga of three strangers united by circumstance and struggle, Dheepan is both a tour-de-force thriller and a powerful depiction of the immigrant experience.
Click here to read The Guardian review. ★★★★ ‘packed with epiphanic grandeur’
Click here to read The Telegraph review. ★★★★ ‘a compelling snapshot of immigrant life…digs into your soul’
Click here to read The Irish Times interview with the director. ‘rare that a picture looks to have ripped its subject from the headlines’
Click here to read Variety review.
France 2015 | Language: French, Tamil | 115 minutes | Cert: 15A
Director: Jacques Audriard
Starring: Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby