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Tamil immigrants story ‘Dheepan’ releases across UK after winning Palme d’Or

The stunning Palme d’Or winning film DHEEPAN will be releasing in UK cinemas on 8th April 2016.

From Jacques Audiard and Thomas Bidegain; the director and screenwriter team behind outstanding BAFTA winners Un Prophet and Rust & Bone, DHEEPAN is a topical, brutal and powerful portrayal of three ‪#‎Tamil‬ immigrants who illegally enter France in hope of leading a better life.

To escape the civil war in Sri Lanka, a former soldier (played by Antonythasan Jesuthasan), a young woman (Kalieaswari Srinivasan) and a little girl (Claudine Vinasithamby) pose as a family. They end up settling in a housing project outside Paris. They barely know one another, but try to build a life together. However, hurdles await them in the Paris suburbs, not least deciding what kind of relationship they want to have. This dilemma is intensified by the hard-knock struggle of holding down gruelling jobs on the dilapidated estate they call home, maintaining a stable domestic life, and looking after a ‘daughter’ (Claudine Vinasithamby) who belongs to neither of them. The trio’s predicament reaches boiling point when they trigger the unwelcome attention of the estate’s gang members, bringing their previously low-key existences to an abrupt end.

The toast of Cannes 2015, DHEEPAN will be opening in cinemas across the UK from 8th April 2016.