Moroccan-French director Houda Benyamina, delivered a great debut film with Divines. A story of two bestfriends in the ghetto area near Paris facing poverty, familial problems, and the influence of drug dealing.
The film is a mix of coming-of-age storyline, with intense drama and street violence. the characters seem to be realistic, a bit exaggerated but you can feel the honesty in it. The music played a huge role in Divines, classical choir and score intensified the plot, and was the best element I personally loved.
It's always nice to see some potentials in North African-based storytelling, and this might be for sure, one of the rare films with a sad ending that you would still enjoy it with tears.