The 39th Portland International Film Festival: DHEEPAN

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Director 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.

 

The 39th Portland International Film Festival is sponsored by the James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation, Delta Airlines, LAIKA, Willamette Week, Regal Entertainment Group, Travel Portland, Umpqua Bank, The Autzen Foundation, Amtrak Cascades, The Lamb-Baldwin Foundation, Hotel deLuxe, Hotel Eastund, Voodoo Doughnut, TV5Monde, and many others.

DHEEPAN screens Thursday, February 25 at 5:45pm at the Empirical Theater at OMSI and also on Friday, February 26 at 5:45pm in our Whitsell Auditorium. The film is being presented as part of our 39th Portland International Film Festival.

Tickets available online and at the door.

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