Tuesday 27 February 2018 at 7.30pm

Les Cowboys

France 2015 (UK release 2016). 1hr 44min.  Dir: Thomas Bidegain.  Cast: François Damiens, Finnegan Oldfield.  Language: French, English & Urdu with English subtitles.  Awards: 2 wins & 8 nominations.  Cert. 12A.

CowboysWhat impact does it have on a family when one member goes on an obsessive search for another member? That is the premise of this mystery drama set in eastern France. A young woman disappears and her father, from a family of country & western aficionados and a popular member of his community, devotes his waking hours to tracking her down.

Father and son comb the countryside following all possible leads, their quest taking them through contrasting landscapes and different cultures.

The storyline from director-writer Thomas Bidegain (Rust and Bone) is a nod to John Ford’s 1956 film The Searchers, but has a contemporary hypothesis which hits home, loud and clear.

“Written with passion and interpreted with fervour, this explosive subject, beautifully staged by [director] Thomas Bidegain already resonates like a thunderbolt”  Christine Haas, Paris Match

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