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Thursday 27th June, 2024
The Sydenham Centre - 44A Sydenham Rd, London, SE26 5QX
7:30pm (GMT+0:00) Europe/London (Greenwich Mean Time)
Run time: 1 hour 38 minutes

Event Details

Join us for La Haine, a gripping look at youth, violence, and social struggle in the suburbs of Paris.

La Haine is a French drama that immerses viewers in the lives of three young men navigating the tough Parisian suburbs known as the banlieues. 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 residents 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.