Beyond the Walls (Hors les murs)

 

Year: 2012
Country: BELGIUM, CANADA, FRANCE
Run Time: 98 minutes

One night Paulo is carried home drunk by Ilir, the handsome bartender Paulo flirted with. An affair begins, exposing Paulo to his girlfriend who abruptly evicts him. With nowhere to go, Paulo shows up on Ilir's doorstep. Ilir is hesitant, but Paulo works his way into his home and life. They expand each other's worlds in passionate and unexpected ways. One weekend, Ilir does not return from a trip. Paulo discovers nothing about Ilir's whereabouts until a letter arrives with shocking news. Ilir is in prison for drug possession. Suddenly a love with no limits is confined to one visit per week in a closely guarded room. With intense and seductive performances, this film explores the unexpected ways that life can test love. Ilir battles for survival inside prison while Paulo struggles to survive outside it, falling into another man's arms to avoid life alone. When Ilir is released, can they save what may no longer exist? Intensely sexual, BEYOND THE WALLS is a moving exploration of love and loyalty. (In French with subtitles) – C.R.

CIFF Screenings

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Friday, April 12, 2013 at 7:35 PM
This screening is on Stand By.

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10% Cinema

Genre
Drama

Director
David Lambert

Producers
Jérôme Dopffer, Daniel Morin, Jean-Yves Roubin

Screenwriting
David Lambert

Cinematography
Matthieu Poirot-Delpech

Editing
Hélène Girard

Principal Cast
Matila Malliarakis, Guillaume Gouix, David Salles

Director Bio
Belgian born David Lambert has directed and written short films and co-written a screenplay. This is his feature film debut.

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BEYOND THE WALLS (2012)

Print Source

Strand Releasing

brandon@strandreleasing.com

www.strandreleasing.com

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