Houda Benyamina made an auspicious debut at the Cannes Film Festival this year, winning the Camera d’Or (read: best first film) for “Divines.” That was enough to attract the attention of Netflix, who will make the film available to stream next month. Watch its first trailer below.
While you’re here, avail yourself of the film’s official synopsis as well: “The funny, suspenseful and often emotional drama tells the story of Dounia, a tough, but naive teenager who sees getting rich or dying trying as her most viable option in life. 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 and successful neighborhood dealer. But when Dounia meets a strong-willed and sensual dancer, her life takes a surprising turn.”
Oulaya Amamra, Déborah Lukumuena, Kévin Mischel, Jisca Kalvanda, Yasin Houicha and Majdouline Idrissi star in the film, which Netflix will release on Friday, November 18.