World cinema season continues at the Linenhall

The Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar continues its autumn world cinema season with tour-de-force French thriller Dheepan on Tuesday October 11 at 8pm.

From acclaimed director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Rust and Bone ) comes the powerful story of Dheepan, a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who is forced to flee to France to escape the civil war, posing as a family with a woman and young girl he has never previously met. Finding work as a caretaker of a housing block in the suburbs of Paris, Dheepan works to build a new life and home for his ‘wife’ and ‘daughter’, but the daily violence he confronts quickly reopens the violence from his past, and he is left fighting for their livelihood, and eventually their lives.

A gripping, human tale of survival, Dheepan is a tour-de-force thriller and a powerful depiction of the immigrant experience.

Linenhall Film Club screens every second Tuesday. Full details about the Linenhall Film Club and its forthcoming programme are availble from the Linenhall, phone 094 9023733 or see

Linenhall Film Club is a member of access>CINEMA, promoting the development of regional cultural cinema in Ireland.


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