“Stranger by the Lake” by Alain Guiraudie

“Stranger by the Lake” by Alain Guiraudie

Stranger by the Lake

Director: Alain Guiraudie
Cast: Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patrick d’Assumçao
Prd Info: 97 mins, Drama, France, 2013

[youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5tFArBqyBE[/youtube]

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Winner of the Queer Palm, and Best Director (Un Certain Regard) awards at this year Cannes Film Festival, STRANGER BY THE LAKE is the controversial and sexually daring new film from acclaimed filmmaker Alain Guiraudie.Summertime in France. At a cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake, Franck falls for Michel, but Michel has a regular hook-up at the lake. When Franck witnesses Michel killing his hook-up, he is shocked, but nonetheless his passion for this dangerous man overrides any sense of personal safety, and the two men begin an affair.Whilst waiting for Michel to arrive at the lake each day, Franck befriends Henri, an older man, who doesn’t fit in with the ‘scene’. Their friendship is not based on sex, but on conversation and a shared observation of their world and situation. As Franck and Michel’s liaisons continue with reckless abandonment, a policeman arrives at the lake after the body of Michel’s murdered hook-up washes up on the shore…

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Queer Screen Film Fest 2013 screening

Date: Thursday, 19 September 2013
Venue: Dendy Cinemas Newtown, 261 King Street, Newtown, NSW
Time: 7:00 pm