Movie Diary 6/21/2016

Dheepan (Jacques Audiard, 2015). The winner of last year’s top prize at the Cannes Film Festival arrives for a regular run. Three strangers leave Sri Lanka on bogus political-asylum visas, and land in a gang-ridden French suburb. It’s a strong, sincere movie, if not Audiard’s best. And it’s not hard to infer that this was probably a compromise choice for the Cannes jury. (full review 6/24)

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