David Lambert’s Hors les murs (Beyond the Walls) selected by Cannes’ Critics’ Week

Montreal, April 23, 2012 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that the film Hors les murs (Beyond the Walls), directed by David Lambert, will be shown at the 51st Critics’ Week, a sidebar section of the 65th Annual Festival de Cannes, taking place May 17-25, 2012. The prestigious festival announced the films selected for this section earlier today.


Hors les murs (Beyond the Walls)
Canada-Belgium-France co-production (minority Canadian)
Directed by: David Lambert
Production: Boréal Films (Canada), Frakas Productions (Belgium), Les Productions Balthazar (France)
Distribution: Filmoption
International sales: Films Boutique


Paulo, a young pianist, meets Ilir, a double-bass player originally from Albania. It’s love at first sight. Confronted by his fiancée Anka, Paulo finds himself out on the street. Despite Ilir’s misgivings, Paulo moves in with him. The two lovers embark on an heart-breaking relationship.