A captivating film balancing between sci-fi and horror with elements of magical realism
Winner of QFF Mezipatra, which enthralled audiences in cinemas worldwide. A magical realist story brilliantly balancing between romance, fantasy, and horror genres. A film in which the European film star Adèle Exarchopoulos delivers the best performance of her career. All of this is in the film "Five Devils" by French director Léa Mysius, which will hit Czech cinemas on October 12th.
Little Vicky lives in an Alpine town with her beloved mother, Joanne. When Vicky's mysterious aunt Julia visits their home, Vicky begins to unravel the dramatic family history using her supernatural abilities. She discovers that it took very little for her not to be born at all. A mysterious film about time travel, ancient loves, and family secrets expertly balancing between queer romance, fantasy, and horror genres, starring the European film star Adèle Exarchopoulos.
Joanne's life seems as if it's been predestined. Along with her loving husband, she takes care of their curious daughter Vicky, and the only exciting thing in her daily routine is a dip in the icy lake. Unexpected turmoil arises with the unannounced arrival of Joanne's sister-in-law, Julie. Tension builds between the women, a dense atmosphere felt even by little Vicky. Using her supernatural abilities, Vicky embarks on uncovering the shared past of the protagonists. Revived memories suggest that Vicky might not have been born at all.
This engaging film, balancing between fantasy, romance, and horror genres with elements of magical realism, comes from Cannes as the second feature film by French director Léa Mysius. An unforgettable experience is promised by the excellent cast, including Adèle Exarchopoulos (known for the film "Blue Is the Warmest Color"), and the strongest karaoke rendition of Bonnie Tyler's 80s hit.
About the Director
Screenwriter and director Léa Mysius has previously collaborated on the screenplay for the black-and-white generational portrait "Paris, 13th District" (2021) by Jacques Audiard, as well as on titles by other prominent French filmmakers such as Claire Denis and Arnaud Desplechin. Her feature debut "Ava" (2017), telling the story of a girl coming to terms with her inevitable loss of sight, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, where it also received the Authors' Association Award (SACD).
Original Title: Les Cinq Diables
Director: Léa Mysius
Screenplay: Léa Mysius, Paul Guilhaume
Camera: Paul Guilhaume
Music: Florencia Di Concilio
Cast: Adèle Exarchopoulos, Daphne Patakia, Noée Abita, Patrick Bouchitey, and others...
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romantic
Film Duration: 95 minutes
Subtitles: Czech, Czech+English