Winner of the Caméra d’Or at Cannes, Divines didn’t get much of a cinema release outside of France because it was picked up by Netflix. A film that would have shined on the big screen ended up being largely overlooked, lost in a sea of Adam Sandler films. It’s a shame because Divines is magnificent. In a fairer world, Oulaya Amamra’s and Déborah Lukumuena would have won a best actress and best supporting actress double at the Oscars. Divines will make you laugh and cry and all the things great films are supposed to do. It’s sitting there on Netflix, ready, so go watch it.
Director: Houda Benyamina
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2016 UK Box Office: not released
Divines is available on Netflix