This content is not available in your region

'Divines': girl power in a Paris suburb

'Divines': girl power in a Paris suburb
By Euronews

<p>This week Cinema Box brings you <a href="http://www.euronews.com/2016/08/31/camera-d-or-cannes-winner-divines-out-now-in-france">‘Divines’</a>, laureate of the Golden Camera in Cannes, which rewards first feature films. A film that tells of the rage to live and the tragedy of two modern-day heroins. </p> <p>Directed by French-Moroccan filmmaker Houda Benyamina, it’s the story of two best friends, who start working for a drug dealer in a Paris suburb, in the hope of earning a lot of money and having a better life. </p> <p>All the action occurs between women, including the violence. The director tells the story from the <a href="http://variety.com/2016/film/reviews/divines-film-review-1201778704/">women’s point of view</a>, which is refreshing and unusual in this kind of movie. </p> <p>To tell this modern-day ‘Descent into Hell’, Benyamina successfully combines realism, poetry and humour. </p> <p>The main protagonists’ performance is both outstanding and unforgettable. </p> <p>While the screenplay isn’t perfect and occasionally stumbles into clichés, ‘Divines’ unleashes an energy that will definitely seduce you. I hope you enjoy the movie, see you soon.</p>