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French Film Festival: Les Misérables

Sat, Mar 7 / 2 pm & 9:15 pm
Directed by Ladj Ly
2019, France, 102 min
French and Bambara with English subtitles

With a gun in his belt and a truncheon in his hand, Pento joins the street crime unit in Seine-Saint-Denis, an inner suburb of Paris. Along with the other members of his team, Chris and Gwada, two men with “peculiar” methods, he becomes embroiled in the tensions between the different neighbourhood gangs. They find themselves overwhelmed as a drone owned by a local kid films their confrontation.

2020 César French Film Awards
Winner – BEST FILM
Winner – BEST EDITING – Flora Volpelière
Winner – AUDIENCE PRIZE
Winner – BEST MALE NEWCOMER – Alexis Manenti

Alliance Française du Manitoba is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to teaching and promoting French and its diverse culture. For the 6th time, the Alliance Française’s French Film Festival provides an opportunity to see a selection of vibrant new French features. Curated by Damien Ferland and Marie Lemeunier. With the support of the Government of Canada, Government of Québec, and Institut Française.

 

Reviews

Director Ly mounts a thriller operating as a savage indictment of social policies and underhand police tactics..
-Martyn Conterio, CineVue
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