☞ FILM: ‘Divines’ by Houda Benyamina (105 mins) – Camera d’Or prize at Cannes Film Festival 2016
☞ DATE & TIME: Friday 14th October – film-themed cocktail available from 8pm (€4.50); screening starts at 9:15pm
☞ CINEMA: Studio 28, 10 rue Tholozé, Montmartre 75018 Paris
☞ TICKETS: €9 full price; €7.50 for students and other concessions. Only available at the door (please arrive early to avoid disappointment and bring cash as Studio 28 does not accept cards)
Lost in Frenchlation is following up on our sold out September comeback screening this October 14 with a film which cannot be missed: the highly-acclaimed and much-anticipated ‘Divines’ from Houda Benyamina (Camera d’Or prize, Cannes Film Festival 2016 for Best First Film) which explores some of the often overlooked and harsh realities of life in the suburbs of Paris.
We’ll be serving a delicious film-themed cocktail (€4.50) at the bar of cinema Studio 28 – Paris’ oldest cinema room located in the heart of Montmartre – from 8pm before the screening starts at 9.15pm, giving you time to catch up with old friends and meet some new people too!
‘In a ghetto where religion and drug trafficking rub shoulders, Dounia has a lust for power and success. Supported by Maimouna, her best friend, she decides to follow in the footsteps of Rebecca, a respected dealer. Her encounter with Djigui, a young, disturbingly sensual dancer, throws her off course.’
– Official synopsis
“This tough, feisty French disaffected youth drama, crackles with attitude, anger and lust for life. Divines does something more than simply storyboarding the pressure-cooker frustrations of young people with nowhere to go (…) Fizzing with ideas, as difficult to pin down as its heroine, Divines keeps generating electricity long after the lights have gone down.”
– Lee Marshall, Screendaily
‘Divines’ is already a hot topic in Paris and the conversation won’t stop anytime soon… This is your chance to see what it’s all about in true Parisian style – at the cinema!