Dir. Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar, 2022, France, 110 min
In French with English subtitles
FIAF’s Young Audience Program is delighted to invite school groups for a special screening of Divertimento, followed by a Q&A with director Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar.
Divertimento is based on the true story of Zahia and Fettouma Ziouani, two sisters with an Algerian background who aspire to be classical symphonic musicians. Zahia dreams of becoming an orchestra conductor, while her twin plays the cello. Despite their talent and dedication, the sisters face blatant racism, sexism, and classism that pervade the classical music world. Determined to overcome these challenges, they boldly create their own orchestra, Divertimento.