Tuesday 22 Sep 2020, 17:00
Inspired by the 2005 riots in Paris, Les Misérables – directed by Ladj Ly – follows Stéphane (Damien Bonnard), a recent transplant to the impoverished suburb of Montfermeil, as he joins the local anti-crime squad. Working alongside his unscrupulous colleagues Chris (Alexis Manenti) and Gwada (Djebril Zonga), Stéphane struggles to maintain order amidst the mounting tensions between local gangs. When an arrest turns unexpectedly violent, the three officers must reckon with the aftermath and keep the neighborhood from spiraling out of control.
The film has received critical acclaim after premiering at Cannes Film Festival winning the Jury Prize.
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