The King of Escape

Showtimes

Film runs Fri, Jan 24 through Tue, Jan 28.

Fri, Jan 24

9:30pm

Sun, Jan 26

7:00pm

Tue, Jan 28

9:00pm

The King of Escape
Le roi de l’evasion | Alain Guiraudie , 2009
France | Format: 35mm | 93 minutes

Director Alain Guiraudie will introduce the January 24 screening!

Guiraudie’s tender road movie is one of the director’s warmest, funniest films. When a gay, middle-aged tractor salesman (Ludovic Berthillot) helps to rescue a 16-year old girl (The Secret of the Grain’s remarkable Hafsia Herzi) from bullies, she falls head over heels for her unlikely savior—and he decides to try his hand at a straight love affair. (“How hard can it be?”) When the couple are forced to go on the lam from her enraged dad, The King of Escape morphs into a freewheeling anti-chase-movie speckled with affectionate portraits and marked by a refreshingly tongue-in-cheek attitude toward the madness of love.

Series: Alain Guiraudie: King of Escape

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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