Winner of the best director award at Cannes 2013, Alain Guiraudie's Stranger by the Lake is a slow, lovely, sexy movie with a brilliantly black heart. The story: At a lakeside cruising spot, Franck, a cute twentysomething gay man, makes two new connections. One is a schlumpy older guy who never swims, never cruises, just sits and waits for his friendly daily chat with Franck. The other is a sexy cruiser with a Magnum P.I. mustache and a passion for compartmentalized sex (he'll fuck Franck in the lakeside's tall grasses, but forget about dinner, sleepovers, etc.). Before long, a body is found, an investigator starts snooping around, and Stranger by the Lake turns into something deep and terrifying, dealing both literally and conceptually with notions of sex, risk, danger, and the moral apathy of the horny.
Screening times here, trailer below.