Philippe Lioret's pic set for second-quarter release

Film Movement has picked up “Welcome,” a French, English and Arabic language drama, and set a second quarter release.

Welcome,” directed by Philippe Lioret, stars French actor Vincent Lindon. The film — centered on a Kurdish refugee and a swimming instuctor — portrays two men wrestling with their own issues of lost love and alienation, while exploring larger contemporary dilemmas like illegal immigration and covert border crossings.

The film’s won awards at the Berlin, Heartland and Warsaw film festivals.

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