Competition: Win ‘Stranger by the Lake’ *closed*

A provocative and accomplished effort by France’s bad boy auteur Alain Guiraudie, Stranger by the Lake (2013) offers a steamy mix of the comic and the tragic, winning the prize for Best Director at last year’s Cannes Film Festival and becoming one of the year’s most distinguished breakout successes. To celebrate the home entertainment release of Guiraudie’s latest triumph on DVD and Blu-ray this coming Monday (26 May), we have THREE Blu-ray copies of Stranger by the Lake to give away to our regular followers, courtesy of the always supportive team at UK distributors Peccadillo Pictures. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

It’s summertime. A cruising spot for gay men seeking nameless sexual encounters is tucked away on the shores of a picturesque secluded lake in rural France. Franck (Pierre Deladonchamps) is an attractive young male who falls in love with Michel (Christophe Paou), a striking, extremely potent but lethally dangerous man. Franck has witnessed this first hand, but his desire for Michel knows no bounds, this is a relationship he must have – at any cost. Stranger by the Lake is a tense thriller set against the secluded back drop of, what becomes inevitably, the most dangerous lake in France.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE copies of the Stranger by the Lake on Blu-ray, just answer the following simple question:

Which prestigious prize did Alain Guiraudie’s Stranger by the Lake scoop at Cannes last year?

a) The Palme Dog
b) The Palme d’Or
c) The Queer Palm

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Stranger by the Lake’) answer and postal address.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

Stranger by the Lake is released on DVD and Blu-ray from Monday 26 May, courtesy of Peccadillo Pictures.

This competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 29 May 2014.

Terms & Conditions
• The competition is open to UK readers only.
• Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives.
• CineVue does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to the internet or email problems.
• CineVue reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.
• Prizes unclaimed after 28 days will be deemed to have been forfeited.