Divines

Director(s)

Houda Benyamina

Release

23 février 2016

Runtime

107 min

In a ghetto 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.

Distributed by

Diaphana

World Sales

Films Boutique

TV France

France 2
Canal +

Press Contact

Guerrar and Co (France)
Premier Pr (International)

Film Crew

Producer: Marc-Benoît Creancier
Scriptwriters: Romain Compingt , Houda Benyamina & Malik Rumeau
DOP: Julien Poupard
Sound: Nassim El Mouabbih, Pierre Bariaud & Samuel Aichoun
Production Manager: Anne Claire Creancier
Set Designer: Marion Burger
Make-Up Departement Head: Sarah Mescoff
Costume Designer: Alice Cambournac
Casting Director: Pierre-François Creancier
Editors: Loic Lallemand & Vincent Tricon
Music Supervisor: Martin CARAUX
Music: DEMUSMAKER
Choreographer: Nicolas Paul

Cast

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

      Cannes Film Festival 2016

      Golden Camera
      SACD Special Mention

      Carthage Film Festival 2016

      Acting Awards- Oulaya Amamra & Déborah Lukumuena
      Special Prize “FIPRESCI”

      Dubai Film Connection 2013

      New Century Filmaker

      The Lumières Award 2017

      Best First Film
      Most Promising Actress-Oulaya Amamra and Déborah Lukumuena

      Selections including:

      Directors’Fortnight Cannes Film Festival 2016 AFI Festival 2016
      Toronto International Film Festival 2016
      Carthage Film Festival 2016
      Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016
      Munich Film Festival 2016 National Film Awards UK 2017

      César Awards 2017

      Best First Feature Film
      Best Promising Actress- Oulaya Amamra
      Best Supporting Actress-Déborah Lukumuena

      International Film Festival of Munich 2016

      CineVision Award

      AFI Fest 2016

      New Auteurs Audience Award
      Breakthrough Audience Award
      Special Jury Mention for Acting Oulaya Amamra

      Trophées Francophones

      Best Actress- Oulaya Amamra
      Best Supporting Actress-Déborah Lukumuena

      Nominations:

      César Awards 2017 Golden Globes 2017 for Best Foreign Language Film
      Crystal Globe Awards 2017 for Best Film

      Produced by

      Easy Tigers
      France 2 Cinéma

      In association with

      France Télévisions et du CNC
      Nouvelles Technologies en production
      Aide à la musique
      COFINOVA 11

      Supported by

      Région Ile-De-France
      Fondation Gan Pour Le Cinéma
      Acsé
      Doha Film Institute
      Procirep
      Angoa
      New Century Productions-
      présenté au Dubaï Film Connection DIFF 2013
      Groupe Ouest
      Ciclic Région
      Centre-Val De Loire