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French film “Welcome”, by Philippe Lioret, starring famous actor Vincent Lindon

  • Jul 20, 2010 · 7:00 PM
  • Charles Theatre

WHAT: Welcome (details below)
Screened in French with English subtitles.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 20 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: The Charles Theatre, 1711 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD
ADMISSION: General: $9.50; Seniors: $8.50
MORE INFORMATION / TICKETS: http://www.thecharles...

France — 2008 — 110 min. — 35mm
Directed by Philippe Lioret
Cast: Vincent Lindon, Firat Ayverdi, Audrey Dana Synopsis
Bilal, a 17-year-old Kurdish youth, has traveled through the Middle East and Europe to join his girlfriend, who has recently immigrated to England with her family. But his journey comes to an abrupt end when he is stopped on the French side of the Channel.
Having decided to swim across, Bilal goes to the local swimming pool to train. There he meets Simon, a swimming instructor in the midst of a divorce. To impress his wife and win back her heart, Simon decides to risk everything by taking Bilal under his wing. Review
“Puts you so completely into the shoes of a young man facing almost insurmountable obstacles that you feel a profound empathy not only for him but also for all who are ready to risk everything for the dream of a better life.” – Stephen Holden, New York Times Awards
-Berlin Film Festival 2009: Ecumenial and Europa Prizes
-Cesar Awards 2010: 10 nominations (including Best Film, Director, Actor)

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  • Lois

    Bon film!

    July 21, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    C'ETAIT UN TRES BON FILME, TRES REALISTE. TRES INFORMATIQUE, REGARDANT LES PROBLEMES AVEC LES IMMIGRES ILLEGALS & LES ACTIVISTES EN FRANCE. C'EST TRES DIFFERENT QUE LA SITUATION AUX ETATS-UNIS. EN EUROPE C'EST PLUS STRICTES AVEC LES LOIS. MERCI DALE

    July 21, 2010

  • jeanne g.

    Je vais esssayer d'y etre. Je continue avec mon infection detestable de sinus, mais je prends fidelement mes medicaments. Je ne veux pas donner une infection a vous tous!!. Amities, Jeanne Gourlay

    July 19, 2010

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