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SFS Showcase @ GV Suntec: DHEEPAN (NC16)

What Dheepan is a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris. Directed by Jacques Audiard ('A Prophet', 'Rust and Bone', 'The Beat That My Heart Skipped'). Won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
When 9 January 2016 (Saturday), 1:30pm
Where Golden Village Suntec City
3 Temasek Boulevard #03-373 Suntec City Mall Singapore 038983 (East Atrium, next to Tower 4, Level 3)
Admission

Admission for SFS members with valid Individual Membership or Reel Card.  You may bring up to 2 guests if you hold a SFS Reel Card.  Non-members may sign up online or at our booth.  No tickets will be sold.  Free seating.  Our booth will open 30 mins before the screening time.

 

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DHEEPAN

Dir. Jacques Audiard

2015 | France | Crime/Drama | In Tamil and French with English subtitles | 109min | NC16 (Some Coarse Language)

Awards:  Won Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival)

Cast:  Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby

Synopsis: Dheepan is a Tamil freedom fighter, a Tiger. In Sri Lanka, the Civil War is reaching its end, and defeat is near.  Dheepan decides to flee, taking with him two strangers - a woman and a little girl - hoping that they will make it easier for him to claim asylum in Europe.  Arriving in Paris, the 'family' moves from one temporary home to another until Dheepan finds work as the caretaker of a run-down housing block in the suburbs.  He works to build a new life and a real home for his 'wife' and his 'daughter', but the daily violence he confronts quickly reopens his war wounds, and Dheepan is forced to reconnect with his warrior's instincts to protect the people he hopes will become his true family. 

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