Les meilleures

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At the French Institute:

SAT 10/06* ● 22h
THU 15/06 – 4 pm

* Screening session presented by Mar Canet, director of La Casa del Cine

Title: Les meilleures [ Besties ]
Direction: Marion Desseigne Ravel
Cast: Lina El Arabi, Esther Rollande
Production: Tripode Productions
Distribution: Le Pacte
Genre: Drama
Duration: 80’
Country: France
Year: 2021
O.V. in French. Subtitles in Spanish and Catalan

Festivals: Angoulême (francophone cinema), Austin (LGTBI), Brussels (LGBI), Fort Lauderdale (LGTBI), Hamburg (LGTBI), Hong Kong (French cinema), Hong Kong (LGTBI), Konstanz (LGTBI), Lisbon (LGTBI), Ljubljana (LGTBI), London (LGTBI), Madrid (LGTBI), Malmö (youth cinema), Miami (LGTBI), Montreal (LGTBI), Oslo (LGTBI), San Francisco (LGTBI), Seoul (women cinema), Tallinn (Black Nights), Tallinn (Just Film, youth cinema),Tokyo (LGTBI), Vancouver (LGTBI), Valladolid, Zlín (Czech Republic, youth cinema)

First showing in Barcelona

Nedjma, a teenager living in Paris with her mom and sister, spends the summer with her squad. She sees her life turned upside down when she meets Zina, coming from the opposite gang. They are rivals in broad daylight, but lovers in secret. Nedjma is sucked into a spiral, torn apart between the values of the hood and her own desire, which no one around her can possibly understand or let alone tolerate. She will have to make a choice that will ultimately define who she is.

Marion Desseigne Ravel has managed to capture with extraordinary realism the desires and contradictions of the young generations descendants of North African immigration in France, where sexual freedom still clashes with family traditions and the street culture of the “banlieues”.

Programming in collaboration with the RETEENA festival.