I saw WELCOME the other night
(i like the FILM MOVEMENT
series and the IFC Films) and loved it!
A great movie about dedication,
love (philos & agape), committment and determination.
Here's a synopsis:
Bilal, a 17-year-old Kurdish refugee, has struggled his
way through Europe for the last three months,
trying to reunite with his girlfriend, who recently
emigrated to England. But his journey comes to an
abrupt halt when he is stopped by authorities in Calais,
on the French side of the Channel. Left with no other
alternatives, he decides to swim across.
Bilal goes to the local swimming pool to train,
where he meets Simon, a middle-aged swimming instructor in
turmoil over his imminent divorce.
Simon agrees to help Bilal, hoping to win back
the affection of his wife, who does volunteer work
helping immigrants. But what begins as a
relationship based on self interest, develops into something
much bigger than Simon could ever have imagined,
as he too will ultimately risk everything to reach happiness.
R rating; 'wirty dords' & phrases (in french); passion/lust scene.