Our final movie for Indie Film Fernie is 'Dheepan', which won the Palme d'Or at Canes, examines what happens to the millions of migrants who flee conflict zones to find new homes in cities of the west.
It beginess in Sri Lanka at the end of the civil war as a Tamil soldier, having lost his family, seeks a way out. In the refugee camp he cobbles together a fake family and is able to obtain passage on a boat for France. Securing their position in France means making their false family real, but past violence & present threats create a volatile combination that is bount to explode. A heart-rending sage of three strangers united by circumstance and struggle, Dheepan is both a tour-de-force thriller and a powerful depiction of the immigrant experience.
Watch the Trailer:
Be sure to catch this great film at the Vogue Theatre downtown. More great films to come throughout the fall.
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