Sat 21 Nov: Stranger by the Lake


Dir. Alain Guiraudie / France 2013 / 97 minutes / 18+
Summertime in France. Franck spends his summer days hanging out at a lakeside cruising spot, its bright beach and clear water punctuated by mostly nude men idling the time away in conversation, eyeing each other up and occasionally repairing to the nearby hilly woodland for a friendly fumble.

Franck spends a good bit of time in platonic conversation with Henri , a middle-aged man whose wife has recently left him. But really he has eyes only for Michel, the handsome, moustachioed newcomer whose allure remains intact – or is it even enhanced? – when Franck witnesses him coolly drowning his current beau.

Winner of Best Director (Un Certain Regard) at Cannes Film Festival. Scenes of a highly sexual nature. Suitable for over 18s only.

Where: Wavelengths Leisure Pool, Giffin St, Deptford SE8 4RJ. Map
When: 7pm Saturday 21 November 2015
Tickets: £15 includes free swim.

★★★★★ “The sexiest and most elegant thriller in years”

★★★★ “This stunning psychological drama takes place in an atmosphere of frank homoeroticism, utterly without inhibition or taboo” Guardian

★★★★ “Acutely brilliant on the funny, scary machinery of desire… It’s categorically not for the faint-hearted, but the good ones never are.” Telegraph

Part of BFI Love, in partnership with Plusnet, this programme is supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London and proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network