• Jan 23, 2014 to Mar 14, 2014
  • Location: Angelika Film Center and Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
  • Latest Activity: Aug 21, 2019

Alain Guiraudie's lethally precise, eerie thriller STRANGER BY THE LAKE, winner of the Best Director Award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard Section, and a selection of the New York and Sundance Film Festivals. is scheduled to open in New York (Angelika Film Center and The Film Society of Lincoln Center's Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center) on Friday, January 24.

Frank (Pierre Deladonchamps) spends his summer days hopelessly searching for companionship at a popular cruising spot on the shores of a lake in rural France.  One day, he meets Michel (Christophe Paou), an attractive yet darkly mysterious man and falls blindly in love.  When a death occurs, Frank and Michel become the primary suspects but they choose to ignore the dangers and instead continue to engage in their passionate and potentially lethal relationship.  STRANGER BY THE LAKE is an erotic thriller that tests the lengths and limits of sexual desire.

Alain Guiraudie, one of French cinema’s most singular voices, works in and around his home region of Aveyron in the south. He has written and directed a number of features and shorts which include That Old Dream That Moves (New York Film Festival), No Rest for the Brave and The King of Escape. He is being honored by The Film Society of Lincoln Center with a two-week complete survey of his work starting starting January 24. According to Film Society of Lincoln Center's programmer Dennis Lim "His films are, among other things, frank and surprising dissections of desire in all its forms, and they exist in fully imagined worlds, suspended between utopia and reality.'

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