Directed by Jacques Audiard
US release date: May 13, 2016

Dheepan is a Tamil freedom fighter, a Tiger. In Sri Lanka, the Civil War is reaching its end, and defeat is near. Dheepan decides to flee, taking with him two strangers – a woman and a little girl – hoping that they will make it easier for him to claim asylum in Europe. Arriving in Paris, the ‘family’ moves from one temporary home to another until Dheepan finds work as the caretaker of a run-down housing block in the suburbs. He works to build a new life and a real home for his ‘wife’ and his ‘daughter,’ but the daily violence he confronts quickly reopens his war wounds, and Dheepan is forced to reconnect with his warrior’s instincts to protect the people he hopes will become his true family.

DHEEPAN (France, 2015)
Directed by Jacques Audiard
Written by Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain, and Noé Debré
With Vincent Rottiers, Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan
Running time: 114 min

US Distributor: IFC Films

> Opens in New York on Friday, May 6th at IFC Center

> Opens in LA on Friday, May 13th at Laemmle Theatres

> Playing in Miami, August 7 to 10, at the Miami Beach Cinematheque

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