French film from Film Movement at library Thursday at 6 p.m.
Posted September 18, 2010on:
The young Kurdish refugee wants to swim the English Channel for love. The French swimming coach wants to save his own marriage. They help each other with surprising results.
The Murphy Library is showing the French film “Welcome” at 6 p.m. Thursday. It is this month’s selection from Film Movement. The film is not rated and runs 105 minutes.
Bilal is a 17-year-old Kurdish refugee who has followed the girl he loves through Europe. She has moved to England and he is desperate to follow her. But border guards at Calais, France stop him – - – and he sees no alternative but to swim across the English Channel. He just needs to practice.
Simon is a middle-aged swimming coach going through a divorce. His wife helps refugees and he thinks that if he helps Bilal, his wife may reconsider the divorce.
Director Philippe Lioret’ story of refugees in France was nominated for ten Cesar Awards, France’s Oscar, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Breakout Performance.
Call the library at 837-2417.