Ladj Ly’s debut feature film Les Misérables is less musical than its name suggests… It’s a tense little gang thriller set in the modern-day Montfermeil district of Paris, where Victor Hugo’s classic novel ‘Les Misérables’ was written, whose explosive third act feels wholly original and timely.
Berlinale winner Synonyms is a wonderfully quirky if not unquestionably complicated film that will frustrate you at times, but ultimately leave you wanting more of its running spitfire dialogue on identity and nationalism.
Personal Shopper is an interesting trip into the high-end fashion world and the spoilt brats that inhabit it. An otherwise overused cliche that’s been given a refreshing, albeit sometimes strange subplot involving a ghost.
The crazed and controversial German industrial outfit Rammstein will have their ground-breaking 2012 Paris concert shown in special screenings on March 23 at 20:30 in Kino Aero, Kino Svetozor, and Bio OKO.