Crossing Borders: Cinema and Migration:

Film screening series exploring cinematic representations of migration

Monday, 30 November: 6-8pm

C1.18 Training Room, Ellen Wilkinson Building, University of Manchester

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(Philippe Lioret, 2009)

Bilal (Firat Ayverdi) has spent three months travelling illegally across Europe, in an attempt to reunite with his girlfriend Mina who has moved with her family to

England. He finally reaches Calais but with all legal options exhausted, Bilal resolves to swim across the channel. He seeks the help of swimming instructor Simon (Vincent Lindon), who is desperately trying to prevent his

impending divorce from his socially-conscious wife Marion. In an effort to win her back, Simon risks everything by taking Bilal under his wing.

Please contact Kaya ( or Monika ( if you would like to attend or have any questions. 

Post-screening wine reception