Previously at the ICA - Films
21 Feb 2014 – 13 Mar 2014
★★★★ 'Utterly gripping and absorbing' Guardian
★★★★ 'Guiraudie's film is acutely brilliant on the funny, scary machinery of desire, and how easily humans can get caught up in its cogwheels' Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
★★★★ Time Out
Alain Guiraudie’s atmospheric thriller is set at a beautiful lakeside spot in southern France, frequented by men sunbathing in the summer heat and seeking out anonymous casual encounters in the nearby woods.
One of the men, Franck, comes across Michel, a striking masculine and moustachioed figure, whilst swimming. He becomes infatuated and must seduce him at any cost. His desire is tested when one night he bears witness to murder and, as a silent witness, must wrestle between his passion and his moral integrity.
Stranger by The Lake is an original work that marks a new landmark in cinema. Provocative and original, it is an erotic mix of the comic and the tragic, deservedly winning Alain Guiraudie the Best Director for Un Certain Regard at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
Stranger by the Lake, dir Alain Guiraudie, France 2013, 92 mins, cert 18
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