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Cannes: Strand Releasing Grabs 'Stranger at the Lake' for North America

Cannes: Strand Releasing Grabs 'Stranger at the Lake' for North AmericaCannes: Strand Releasing Grabs 'Stranger at the Lake' for North America

North American rights to Alain Guiraudie's Stranger at the Lake (L’Inconnu du lac) have been picked up by Los Angeles-based Strand Releasing.

The psychological thriller, which premiered in the Un Certain Regard section of the fest, stars Pierre Deladonchamps as Franck, a young man who find himself attracted to a man (Christophe Paou) who might be a killer.

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Films du Losange’s head of sales, Agathe Valentin, and Jon Gerrans from Strand Releasing brokered the deal in Cannes.

In THR's review of the film, critic Jordan Mintzer  writes:  "Set entirely in one summery location, this not-very-straight story of a man’s infatuation with a local killer is at once lighthearted and gloomy, passionate and pared-down, and despite some longueurs, it provides a powerful critique on the dangers of social isolation and care-free living."

Strand Releasing's other films currently include Sergei Loznitsa’s In the Fog, Carlos Reygadas Post Tenebras Lux and Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Mekong Hotel.