The Five Devils
Director: Léa Mysius Run Time: 96 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2023
Starring: Adèle Exarchopoulos, Sally Dramé, Swala Emati, Moustapha Mbengue
The FOFIF presents a preview screening of Léa Mysius’s new supernatural fable The Five Devils. To make an additional $10 donation to The Future of Film is Female, select the “Event + Donation” ticket on the checkout screen.
Eight-year-old Vicky (newcomer Sally Dramé) has a mysterious gift: she can recreate any scent she comes across, even that of her beloved mother Joanne (Palme d’Or winner Adèle Exarchopoulos).
When Vicky’s estranged aunt suddenly returns to their mountain town, the invocation of her fragrance plunges the young girl back in time to unravel the mystery of Joanne’s fiery past with her now sister-in-law.
The acclaimed breakout from filmmaker Léa Mysius (screenwriter for Claire Denis and Jacques Audiard), The Five Devils forges a witchy and wildly imaginative fable out of family secrets and queer romance.
A MUBI release