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WELCOME (LUX PRIZE 2009)

26.10.2016


Heure : 18:30

Lux Film Prize - At the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Lux Film Prize
In partnership with the European Parliament Information Office and the Institut Pierre Werner Luxembourg
France 2009 | vostf | 110' | De: Philippe Lioret | Avec : Vincent Lindon, Firat Ayverdi, Audrey Dana
Prix du Meilleur Film, Lumières de la presse étrangère 2010
 
Simon works as an instructor and lifeguard at the Calais swimming pool. To impress his wife and win her back, he decides to take a big risk, when he secretly helps out, Bilal, a young Kurdish refugee who wants to swim across the English channel.
 
« Le film de Philippe Lioret donne à penser au cinéma que depuis des années Ken Loach fabrique inlassablement, de l'autre côte de ce channel qu'un certain Bilal venu de nulle part a décidé de traverser, fût-ce au prix de sa vie. » (Pascal Mérigeau, Le Nouvel Observateur)
 
« As deeply as it explores the souls of Bilal and his wary protector, Welcome evokes a world of overwhelming forces, both natural and social, plying the waters of history. These forces may be resisted, but they will not be stopped. » (Stephen Holden, The New York Times)
 

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Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg

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