Monday, March 21 | 7:30 PM
France, not rated, 105 minutes
French, English and Kurdish with English subtitles
Directed by Philippe Lioret
Starring Vincent Lindon, Firat Ayverdi, Audrey Dana
Vincent Lindon (Mademoiselle Chambon) stars in this story of a 17-year-old Kurdish refugee from Afghanistan trying to reunite with his recently emigred girlfriend in England. After struggling his way through Europe for three months, his journey comes to an abrupt halt when authorities on the French side of the English Channel stop him. Left with no other alternatives, he decides to swim across the Channel, going to the local swimming pool to train. There he meets a middle-aged swimming instructor (Lindon) in turmoil over his imminent divorce. Hoping to win back the affection of his wife, who does volunteer work helping immigrants, he decides to help the Afghan teen. What begins as a relationship based on self-interest develops into something much bigger.
Part of One Book One Belmont, the Francophonie Celebration of New England
All films are shown at the Studio Cinema at 376 Trapelo Road in Belmont, Massachusetts, unless specified.
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