Sunday 20 Sep 2020, 12:30
Simmering hostility and prejudices boil over in Mathieu Kassovitz's provocative and compelling portrait of a Parisian housing project.
Based on real events, La Haine focuses on three friends over the course of one day in the housing projects of suburban Paris in the aftermath of a riot. Newly restored in 4K, La Haine’s scalding take on France's social divide still carries a knockout punch. The black-and-white drama written and directed by Mathieu Kassovitz may be over 25 years old, but the times of social and economic divide feels just as fresh and relevant now.
This film is part of our Black History Month programme. This October the majority of films we screen will showcase black filmmakers and stories, highlighting some incredible work by outstanding black talent