2016 Films Ranked
52 Films By Women #10 out of 52
I've watched very few foreign movies this year (Toni Erdmann is high on my watchlist but doesn't come out in the UK until 2017) but Divines has left a real impression on me, complete with a devastating ending that makes sure it won't be forgotten in a hurry. First time director Uda Benyamina stuns with this dark, gritty (but also fun) look into life in a French Ghetto where religion and drug trafficking go side by side.
We meet Dounia (Oulaya Amamra), an ambitious girl who wants both money and power, as well as her best friend Maimouna (Déborah Lukumuena) who will go along with Dounia whatever she does.…