The international film series is presented by the Council for International Concerns in partnership with McNeese State University's Banners Cultural Season and Office of Equal Opportunity, the Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana, Lake Area Psychiatry, Coca-Cola and Common Ground/Culture Fest Louisiana.
The winner of international film awards, this work from director Erik Poppe is the stunning final story in a trilogy. Parents are advised that there is partial nudity and an intense story line.
The film follows a young man, Jan, who has just finished his prison term for the murder of a child. Still claiming he is innocent, Jan becomes a church organist and befriends the pastor and her young son. As Jan establishes a new life and love, his past catches up with him.
Jan, along with the dead child's mother, must confront the buried past, which "draw[s] them… into troubled waters, having to learn when to hold on and when to let go," according to one reviewer.
U.S. filmmaker Michael Moore calls this "absolutely the best movie I have seen in years!"
A discussion and reception will follow the film. This month's sponsor is Ajay Patel, with Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express.
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