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French Thriller 'Dheepan' Hits Big Screen At Stamford's Avon Theatre

A scene from 'Dheepan'
A scene from 'Dheepan' Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. — The Avon Theatre and Focus on French Cinema will present "Dheepan" on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m., with a pre-film wine & cheese reception at 7 p.m.

Winner of the Palme d'Or Award at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, the new film from acclaimed director Jacques Audiard s a gripping, human tale of survival. On the losing side of a civil war in Sri Lanka, a Tamil soldier poses as the husband and father of two other refugees in order to escape their ravaged homeland.

Arriving in France, the makeshift "family" sets about establishing a new life, only to find themselves once again embroiled in violence on the mean streets of Paris.

A heartrending saga of three strangers united by circumstance and struggle, "Dheepan" is both a tour-de-force thriller and a powerful depiction of the immigrant experience.

The film is rated R and is In English, French and Tamil. It is 110 minutes long.

The Avon Theatre is a member-supported, nonprofit cultural hub, dedicated to presenting film in its highest form. The Avon Theatre Film Center is at 272 Bedford St., Stamford.

Visit for tickets or call the box office at 203-967-3660. Ticket prices are as follows: Carte Blanche Members: free, Avon Members: $7, Students & Seniors: $9, Nonmembers: $12, Alliance Francaise of Greenwich: $7.

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