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52nd edition from May 13 to 23, 2020


Fortnight 2016, Feature film, 1h45


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.


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

Romain Compingt, Houda Benyamina, Malik Rumeau

Julien Poupard

Nassim El Mounabbih

Loic Lallemand, Vincent Tricon


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

Press release


“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