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Thu, Feb 25, 2016
at 5:45 PM (Empirical Theater at OMSI)
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Fri, Feb 26, 2016
at 5:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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DIRECTOR: Jacques Audiard - FRANCE

Jacques Audiard won the Palme d’Or at Cannes for this gripping tale of three Sri Lankan refugees and their immigrant struggle. Escaping the Civil War, a couple and a girl—all complete strangers—pose as a family and seek refuge in France. Supporting each other like a real family, Dheepan, the father, finds work as a custodian; Yalini, the mother, gets a job as a caregiver; and the daughter, Illayaal, adjusts to school life. Unfortunately, the place they’ve chosen as a home is in the middle of a gangland, and the family must cope with the threat. In Tamil, English, and French with English subtitles. (115 mins.)

Sponsored by TV5MONDE and the French American Cultural Society.

Filmography: Rust and Bone (2012), A Prophet (2009), The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005), Read My Lips (2001)

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