When a retired history teacher (François Cluzet) agrees to rent out their basement storage space, Simon and Helene (Jérémie Renier, Bérénice Bejo) are delighted. Less so when he starts living down there. Worse: the man turns out to be an anti-Semitic conspiracy nut. And he’s not about to let them renege on their contract.
Philippe Le Guay’s tenant-from-hell thriller is graced by strong performances from the starry French cast, and doubles as a surprisingly thoughtful deliberation on the pernicious (and prevalent) combination of Holocaust-denialism and white persecution complex.
This screening is copresented with the Vancouver Foreign Film Society. Your ticket includes free tea or coffee and a bagel from Rosemary Rock Salt.
As provocative, intelligent and suspenseful as anything you are likely to see this year.
Rex Reed, Observer
A gripping, smart and timely film that’s part thriller, part domestic drama and all cautionary tale.
Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
Bagels provided by
Philippe Le Guay
François Cluzet, Jérémie Renier, Bérénice Bejo, Jonathan Zaccai, Victoria Eber, Denise Chalem
In French with English subtitles
Wednesday May 31
Indigenous & Community Access
Philippe Le Guay, Gilles Taurand, Marc Weitzmann