ROMANCE / FRANCE / 2021 / 106 MIN / R - 18+
Paris, 13th District is a vibrant adaptation of Adrian Tomine’s graphic novel Killing and Dying, a tale of young love filmed in sumptuous black and white. A tender, invigorating, sentimental waltz set in contemporary Paris.
The film delights, enchants and upsets. Palme d’Or winner Jacques Audiard (The Sisters Brothers, AF FFF19) paints a picture of a district of Paris, an era and a generation. Paris, 13th District is foremost a film about youth where disillusionment is met with dramatic change to occupations, lifestyles, and love lives as the characters compete against fleeting connections in the digital age.
Co-written with two of French cinema’s brightest writer-directors, Léa Mysius (Ava, AF FFF18) and Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, AF FFF15), the 13th district of Paris becomes the sublime setting for a love affair between four young adults in search of themselves, carried away by the hypnotic electronic music of French composer Rone. A story of intertwining lives and relationships that redefines what modern love is.
FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
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