Stranger by the Lake

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Stranger by the Lake (L'Inconnu du lac)

Directed by Alain Guiraudie

  • France 2013; 97 min
  • Original version: French
  • Genre: Drama
    • Directing Prize of Un Certain Regard, Queer Palm 2013 - Cannes IFF
    • FIPRESCI Prize - New Horizons IFF
    • Special Mention- Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montréal
    • Gold Giraldillo for Best Film, Best Photography - Seville IFF
    • Most Promising Actor - César Awards

  • Toronto IFF - Contemporary World Cinema

Synopsis

Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel. An attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this, but wants to live out his passion anyway.

Director's Statement

At nearly 50, I realize I’ve been in perpetual existential crisis and, thus, in perpetual aesthetic crisis. I made off-beat films from the start, films that reinvent the world, that resist naturalism.
In Stranger by the Lake, I wanted to address what it means to have someone under your skin: how far can it go?

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