Stranger By the Lake | Blu-Ray Review

Taking home the Queer Palm and the Un Certain Regard Directing Award after its 2013 Cannes premiere, (not to mention a Cesar for Pierre Deladonchamps for Most Promising Actor), the scintillating Stranger By the Lake makes its way to Blu-ray, where it will hopefully continue to transcend the norm of settling quietly into the niche of the gay ghetto. A scandalous outburst in conservative Versailles concerning a small detail in the background of the original French poster art notwithstanding, it’s enjoyed a delightful amount of critical acclaim.

Idiosyncratic filmmaker Alain Guiraudie took the art house by storm with his bold, unsettling, and provocative new film, Stranger By the Lake. Already infamous after its Cannes premiere for its graphic and blatantly nonchalant depictions of gay sex, Guiraudie may be one of the few voices to tread bravely in the footsteps of Derek Jarman with this latest film, transcending polite labels like homoeroticism for an honest,
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