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TIFF 2013: Stranger by the Lake

September 16, 2013

directed by Alain Guiraudie, 2013

Stanger by the Lake

Having already won the Queer Palm earlier in the year at Cannes, French director Alain Guiraudie’s Stranger by the Lake should easily endure as a confident and bold entry in the gay cinema canon. While it operates as a rigorously challenging experience, what Guiraudie has accomplished is nothing short of mesmerizing. The film carefully blends noir trappings with a suffocating milieu of harsh silences and muted glares. While the emotions on display are shifting and evolving, Stranger by the Lake manages to transcend even its own environment by becoming universal in its display of misguided passion and love.

Read full review at Sound on Sight

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