Stranger by the Lake (L’inconnu du lac)
Clay TheatreSat, Nov 9, 2013 9:30 PM Not Available
Fall Season Festival
Fall Season Festival:French Cinema Now
Film Info
Original Language Title:L’inconnu du lac
Year of Prod:2013
Running Time:97
Original Language:French
dir:Alain Guiraudie
scr:Alain Guiraudie
cam:Clair Mathon
Alain Guiraudie’s analysis of gay male desire is set entirely in the environs of a cruising spot on the shore of a picturesque French lake, where men prowl the nearby woods for hook-ups. On the first day, Franck spots a devilishly handsome man named Michel but keeps missing his chance. Later, he sees the dreamboat do something terrible, but instead of running away Franck throws himself into Michel’s arms. Guiraudie tackles weighty subject matter—the intermingling of danger and desire, physical versus intellectual engagement, and the nature of intimacy—with a playful sensibility and striking visual style. Note: This is a sexually explicit film.