DIVINES was screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Described by critics as “one of the best young-adult films to come out of France in recent years,” the funny, often suspenseful and emotional drama tells the story of Dounia, a tough, but naive teenager who sees getting rich or dying trying as her most viable option. Set in a ghetto near Paris where drugs and religion reign supreme, Dounia is hungry for her share of power and success. Enlisting the help of her best friend she decides to follow the footsteps of a respected dealer. When Dounia meets a young sensuous dancer, her life takes a surprising turn. The film is now available to Netflix members exclusively.
Director: Houda Benyamina
Cast: Majdouline Idrissi, Déborah Lukumuena, Jisca Kalvanda
Now available on Netflix