Welcome

Philippe Lioret

France 2009, 110 min.

Fiction

Spoken language: French, Kurdish, English

Subtitles: Dutch

Bilal, a 17-year-old Kurdish refugee, has travelled thousands of miles through the Middle East and Europe to join his girlfriend, who lives in England. His journey comes to an abrupt end when he arrives in Calais, on the French side of the Channel. He decides to swim across the Channel, and goes to the local swimming pool to take lessons. There he meets Simon, a swimming instructor, who becomes his friend.

Synopsis

'Welcome' is both a harsh indictment of French immigration policy and a humane plea for tolerance by director Philippe Loiret.

Official website: http://www.welcomemovie.com.au/

Credits

Productions:

Nord-Ouest Productions

contact@nord-ouest.fr

+33 1 53 20 47 20

www.nord-ouest.fr

Dutch distribution:

Cinéart

info@cineart.nl

+31 205308848

www.cineart.nl

World sales:

Films Distribution

info@filmsdistribution.com

+33 (0)1 53 10 33 99

www.filmsdistribution.com

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