THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER WILL PRESENT SELECT EPISODES OF SUNDANCE CHANNEL’S THE RETURNED ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, FREE TO THE PUBLIC
NEW YORK, NY (NOVEMBER 15, 2013) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today it will present Episodes 1 and 2 from Sundance Channel’s hit THE RETURNED (LES REVENANTS), created by Fabrice Gobert and adapted from the 2004 film, THEY CAME BACK. On Saturday, November 23 at 4PM, the episodes will screen back-to-back, for free to the public, in the Amphitheater at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. A Q&A will immediately follow the screening with producers Caroline Benjo, Carole Scotta, and Jimmy Desmarais. The event will be co-presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Music Box Films.
In an idyllic French Alpine village, a seemingly random collection of people find themselves in a state of confusion as they attempt to return to their homes. What they do not yet know is that they have been dead for several years, and no one is expecting them back. Buried secrets emerge as they grapple with this miraculous and sinister new reality, struggling to reintegrate with their families and past lovers. But it seems they are not the only ones back from the dead. Their arrival coincides with a series of gruesome murders that bear a chilling resemblance to the work of a serial killer from the past…
A gripping, stylish mix of real and surreal, the highly cinematic THE RETURNED (LES REVENANTS) features a wide range of top French film actors and a haunting, atmospheric soundtrack by Scottish post-rock band Mogwai. THE RETURNED was also a smash hit last year on French television and the highest rated subtitled drama on any UK channel in nearly a decade. The series was produced by Haut et Court for Canal + Original Programming and was also recently broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK. The series is nominated for an International Emmy Award for Best Drama Series and is receiving US distribution through Music Box Films and can currently be seen on the Sundance Channel and digital VOD platforms. The DVD and Blu-ray release is set for January 21, 2014. For more information, go to www.musicboxfilms.com/thereturned or www.sundancechannel.com/series/the-returned.
Currently airing on Sundance Channel on Thursdays at 9:00 PM, The Wall Street Journal described the series as “a superbly stylish and scary French drama with no equal in its genre.” The New York Times recently profiled this outstanding foreign drama series and pronounced it “fresh and unexpected.” The Los Angeles Times proclaimed, “the best series of the fall, possibly of the year.”
Episode 1 – Camille
In a French mountain town, a seemingly random group of people find themselves in a state of confusion as they attempt to return to their homes. They’re unaware they've been dead and their attempt to rejoin the world shakes families and loved ones.
Episode 2 – Simon
Camille is unable to fit back into her family again and Simon approaches his former fiancée Adele. As the returned struggle to piece together the years they lost, strange happenings seem to suggest they’re not the only ones who been brought back.
The screenings will be free to the public and tickets will be available at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 West 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam) box office on a first-come, first-served basis one hour prior. Limit one complimentary ticket per person, subject to availability. For more information visit Filmlinc.com.
About Sundance Channel
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Film Society of Lincoln Center
Founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center works to recognize established and emerging filmmakers, support important new work, and to enhance the awareness, accessibility and understanding of the moving image. Film Society produces the renowned New York Film Festival, a curated selection of the year's most significant new film work, and presents or collaborates on other annual New York City festivals including Dance on Camera, Film Comment Selects, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, LatinBeat, New Directors/New Films, NewFest, New York African Film Festival, New York Asian Film Festival, New York Jewish Film Festival, Open Roads: New Italian Cinema and Rendez-vous With French Cinema. In addition to publishing the award-winning Film Comment Magazine, Film Society recognizes an artist's unique achievement in film with the prestigious “Chaplin Award.” The Film Society's state-of-the-art Walter Reade Theater and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, located at Lincoln Center, provide a home for year round programs and the New York City film community.
The Film Society receives generous, year-round support from Royal Bank of Canada, Jaeger-LeCoultre, American Airlines, The New York Times, Stonehenge Partners, Stella Artois, illy café, the Kobal Collection, Trump International Hotel and Tower, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts.
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