Alain Guiraudie's Stranger by the Lake Gets UK Release Date
Posted January 17, 2014 03:30 PM by Webmaster
Independent British distributors Peccadillo Pictures have revealed that they are planning to bring to Blu-ray director Alain Guiraudie's L'inconnu du lac a.k.a Stranger by the Lake (2013), starring Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patrick d'Assumçao, Mathieu Vervisch, and Emmanuel Daumas. The preliminary release date set by the distributors is May 26th.
Last year, Stranger by the Lake won Queer Palm Award and Un Certain Regard - Directing Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
The influential French magazine Cahiers du Cinema, which once had amongst its writers such legendary directors as Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Rivette, and Francois Truffaut, also selected Stranger by the Lake as its top film of 2013. (You can see Cahiers du Cinema's complete list here).
Summer time. A cruising spot for gay men seeking nameless sexual encounters, is tucked away on the shores of a picturesque secluded lake in rural France. Franck is an attractive young male who falls in love with Michel, a striking, extremely potent but lethally dangerous man. Franck has witnessed this first hand, but his desire for Michel knows no bounds, this is a relationship he must have – at any cost. Stranger by the Lake is a tense thriller set against the secluded back drop of, what becomes inevitably, the most dangerous lake in France...