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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Divines

Fortnight 2016, Feature film, 1h45

Synopsis

In a suburb where trafficking and religion run side by side, Dounia is eager for power and success. Supported by Maimouna, her best friend, she decides to follow in the footsteps of Rebecca, a respected dealer. But when Dounia meets Djigui, a young sensuous dancer, her daily life is disrupted.

Director

Houda Benyamina

After completing her diploma at ERAC (Acting School for the Cannes Region), Houda Benyamina gained training as a director through the 1000 Faces association, which she founded in 2006 as a way of democratizing cinema. This structure allowed her to make her first short film, Ma poubelle géante, which attracted the attention of producer Marc-Benoit Créancier. Her medium-length feature Sur la route du paradis, won many awards on the festival circuit. Her film Divines won the Groupe Ouest award and recognition from the Gan Foundation in 2014.

Déborah Lukumuena
Jisca Kalvanda
Kévin Mischel
Majdouline Idrissi
Oulaya Amamra
Yasin Houicha

Screenplay
Romain Compingt, Houda Benyamina, Malik Rumeau

Image
Julien Poupard

Sound
Nassim El Mounabbih

Editing
Loic Lallemand, Vincent Tricon

Music
DEMUSMAKER

Set decoration
Marion Burger

Production
Easy Tiger
14 rue de Nice
75011 Paris – France
T : +33 1 53 27 37 35
contact@easytigerfilms.fr

Coproduction
France 2 (France)

Ventes à l’étranger / Foreign sales
Films Boutique
Köpenicker Strasse 184
10997 Berlin – Allemagne
T : +49 30 695 378 50
info@filmsboutique.com
www.filmsboutique.com

Distribution
Diaphana
155 rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine
75011 Paris – France
T : +33 1 53 46 66 66
diaphana@diaphana.fr
www.diaphana.fr

Presse / Publicist
France
Guerrar and co
T : +33 1 43 59 48 02
guerrar.contact@gmail.com

International
Liz Miller
C : +33 4 93 68 01 67
liz.miller@premiercomms.com
Assistée de Sanam Jehanfard
sanam.jehanfard@premiercomms.com

Awards

Caméra d’or,Cinevision Award 2016 (FilmFest Munchen),Mention spéciale SACD

Press release

EXTRAITS

“On peut arrêter le festival de Cannes : “Divines” est le plus grand film français de 2016″ – Les Inrockuptibles
“Un film sur des filles qui en ont dans le slip” – Libération
“Houda Benyamina est l’une des rares nouvelles têtes à émerger de Cannes 2016” – Next Libération
Divines, tourbillons de banlieue” – Le Figaro
“A funny, often suspenseful and always emotionally involving drama” – Variety