The Five Devils

Les Cinq Diables

Halloween Party from 9pm

Tuesday, October 31, 2023
4pm & 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Dir. Léa Mysius, 2022, France, 96 min
With Adèle Exarchopoulos, Sally Dramé, Swala Ematy, Moustapha Mbengue, Daphné Patakia
In French with English subtitles

A New York Times’ Critic’s Pick!

Nominee, Queer Palm, 2022 Cannes Film Festival
Nominee, Best Film, 2022 César Awards

Magic abounds in Léa Mysius’s captivating and witchy second feature. The film—featuring a magnetic young Adèle Exarchopoulos—cleverly melds a queer love story with a girl’s time-hopping coming of age fantasy. Using the elemental powers of water, fire, and air, it tells a genre-defying family tale of desire, prejudice, and revenge, while at its core a story of the bonds between a mother and daughter.

The 7:30pm screening will be followed by a Halloween party! Enjoy cincluding a make-your-own-costume station, Halloween themed drinks, and a Halloween Posters exhibition, courtesy of Posteritati. We invite audience members to come dressed as your version of a scary French mime or devil, or visit our costume station to create something inspiring to enter our costume contest!

Like a bisexual Back to the future… Queer, colorful, fantastical” — Dazed

“The Five Devils captivates from its very first seconds… and it is hard to believe that [the film] is a sophomore feature…”The Playlist