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.

  • Directed By Alain Guiraudie
  • 2009
  • France
  • 35mm
  • 93 minutes