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Directed by Alain Guiraudie • 2016 • France
Starring Damien Bonnard, India Hair, Raphaël Thiéry
Alain Guiraudie’s startling follow-up to his international breakthrough STRANGER BY THE LAKE is a hypnotic, wondrously surreal odyssey through the continuum of human desire and sexuality. While on a journey of discovery in the south of France, filmmaker Léo (Damien Bonnard) drifts in and out of a series of relationships with men and women alike. When he conceives a child with the free-spirited shepherdess Marie (India Hair), who subsequently abandons both him and the baby, Léo suddenly finds himself alone with the daunting responsibility of raising a human being. Through a series of unexpected and unusual encounters, all while struggling to find inspiration for his next film, Léo will do whatever it takes to stay standing.