In the ghetto, there’s a line between faith and danger, religion and hallucination. Dounia longs for power and success – and she and her friend Maimouna decide to emulate the big-time dealer she admires, Rebecca. But then she meets Djigui, a sensitive young dancer, and her already mixed-up world is shaken up even further. Houda Benyamina‘s won the Golden Camera in Cannes for Best Newcomer.
Cast: Oulaya Amamra, Déborah Lukumuena, Kévin Mischel, Jisca Kalvanda, Yasin Houicha
Screenplay: Romain Compingt, Houda Benyamina, Malik Rumeau
Director of Photography: Julien Poupard
Film Editor: Loïc Lallemand, Vincent Tricon
Costume Design: Alice Cambournac
Sound: Nassim El Mouabbih, Pierre Bariaud, Samuel Aïchoun
Producer: Marc-Benoit Créancier
Production Company: Easy Tiger Productions
World Sales: Films Boutique
Director: Houda Benyamina
Houda Benyamina was trained as an actress in Cannes before co-founding “1000visages” to empower others to make movies. She shot her first short MA POUBELLE GEANTE 2009 as part of that project, followed by SUR LA ROUTE DU PARADIS 2011. DIVINES is her feature debut.