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.
Following the 7:30pm screening, stay for FIAF’s Halloween party including 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