Stranger by the Lake

Film/Video
Stranger by the Lake

Stranger by the Lake

Image courtesy of Strand Releasing

Stranger by the Lake

Stranger by the Lake

Image courtesy of Strand Releasing

Stranger by the Lake

Stranger by the Lake

Image courtesy of Strand Releasing

Stranger by the Lake

Stranger by the Lake

Image courtesy of Strand Releasing

L'INCONNU DU LAC / STRANGER BY THE LAKE (Trailer ST EN)

Stranger by the Lake

(Alain Guiraudie, 2013)

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Thu, Apr 24, 2014 7 PM
Fri, Apr 25, 2014 7 PM

Taking place entirely in the vicinity of a gay cruising ground that becomes a crime scene, Stranger by the Lake is a singularly insightful exploration of death and desire. Franck spends his summer days roaming the lakeside pickup spot looking for companionship. He falls madly in love with the mysterious Michel and enters into a passionate and dangerous relationship with him, even though Michel is suspected to have killed another man at the same location. The term “erotic thriller” is often erringly used to describe films, but Stranger by the Lake earns the description by capturing both the danger and the sensuality of cruising with a frankness rarely seen in movies. (97 mins., IDCP)

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

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