From acclaimed director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Rust and Bone) and winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival, the powerful story of Dheepan is now in cinemas and we have an exclusive clip from the film to share with you.
The clip features Antonythasan Jesuthasan (Dheepan) and Kalieaswari Srinivasan (Yalini), as Yalini tries to run away from the daily violence in Paris that she has become confronted with – something which they (as a pretend family) were trying to escape after fleeing the civil war in Sri Lanka.
Dheepan is a powerful story of a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who is forced to flee to France to escape the civil war, posing as a family with a woman and young girl he has never previously met.
Finding work as a caretaker of a housing block in the suburbs of Paris, Dheepan works to build a new life and home for his ‘wife’ and ‘daughter’, but the daily violence he confronts quickly reopens the violence from his past, and he is left fighting for their livelihood, and eventually their lives.
Dheepan is in cinemas now. Find your nearest screening here. Stay tuned for our interview with the director Jacques Audiard in our weekly podcast later on today.