Philip Lioret’s sensational WELCOME – at the first screening in Crete – on Thursday, December 5, 2019 by the Chania Film Festival Club

Thursday 5 December 2019, 22:00, ATTIKON

Trailer :


Direction: Philip Lioret
Country of Production/Country: France / France
Duration: 115′
Year of Production/Year: 2009
Language/Language: French/ French
Subtitles/Subtitles: Greek / English
Starring: Vincent Lindon, Firat Ayverdi, Derya Ayverdi

In seventeen-year-old Kurdish Bilal’s film crosses the Middle East and Europe and tries to get to England to meet his girlfriend, who has just migrated there. His journey is interrupted when the local authorities identify illegal immigrants in Calais and place them in confinement. But Bilal is determined to be on the other shore even if need to learn to swim. He meets Simone, a coach, who is in divorce proceedings and decides to take Bilal under the protect him and teach him to swim, with the ultimate desire to move the his wife and not to abandon him.

«… When the end credits of Welcome fall, you feel that this work came to verify after a long time the reputation of French cinema, which knows how to narrate burning social situations, such as that of illegal immigration, without becoming melodrama. It is no coincidence that Welcome was one of the biggest hits of last spring and recorded in the French Box Office receipts of more than 10,000,000 $…”

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