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Thu, Apr 2 / 7 pm

Dir. Jean-Marc Barr
1999, 100 min
With Élodie Bouchez, Sergej Trifunović, and Dragan Nikolic

The first French Dogme 95 film, and fifth to be recognized as an “official” part of the movement, Lovers follows the whirlwind love affair between the timid Jeanne (Élodie Bouchez) and spirited painter Dragan (Sergej Trifunović), who meet in a bookshop. Despite language and cultural difference their love continues to grow in a state of bliss, until during a routine identification check exposes Dragan as illegal immigrant. Given three days to leave the country, Lovers uses the tenants of the Dogme 95 movement to construct an honest and real human face to immigration and border politics in Europe at the end of the twentieth century.

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