Film: La Haine

Join us for our World Refugee Day film screen of La Haine, a gripping look at youth, violence, and social struggle in the suburbs of Paris.

Thu June 27, 2024 7:30PM
Ground Floor, The Sydenham Centre, 44A Sydenham Rd, London SE26 5QX
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Film: La Haine


La Haine is a French drama that immerses viewers in the lives of three young men navigating the tough Parisian suburbs, home to the North African refugee and migrant communities.

The gripping film unfolds over 24 hours after a riot erupts due to police brutality. Set against the backdrop of the gritty, sprawling banlieues, the movie portrays the high unemployment, harsh living conditions, and rising friction between the and law enforcement. The film's striking black-and-white cinematography vividly reflects the bleakness of the characters' lives and surroundings along with Director Kassovitz's tight framing to evoke a feeling of confinement and unease.

La Haine has received widespread critical acclaim and secured numerous awards, including the Best Director honor at the Cannes Film Festival, and has become a cornerstone of French cinema.