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DIVERTIMENTO

2022 / 114' / France

Classical symphonic music is everything for 17-year-old Zahia Ziouani and her twin sister, Fettouma. Nevertheless, living in underprivileged Parisian suburbs in 1995 with their Algerian background, they struggle arduously to approach their dreams – becoming an orchestra conductor and a cellist. Driven by passion, and courage, they create their own orchestra, Divertimento.

 

Screening schedule:

21.08, 19:30, Chernivtsi Concert Hall (10 Universitetska Street, Chernivtsi)

26.08, 13:30, Ivan Mykolaichuk Cultural Center (140 Holovna Street, Chernivtsi)


 

DIRECTOR - MARIE-CASTILLE MENTION-SCHAAR

Biography

Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar started her career as a journalist, and went on to become editor-in-chief of the Hollywood Reporter in Los Angeles.

She started as an executive producer at TRINACRA and then came back to France, where she worked from 1994 to 1998. She created her own production company: LOMA NASHA, followed by VENDREDI FILM and WILLOW FILMS.

In 2005, she founded LE CERCLE FEMININ DU CINEMA FRANCAIS, an association gathering women professionals of the cinema industry, and currently serves as president.


Selected filmography

  • Divertimento (2023),

  • A Good Man (2021),

  • All About Mothers (2018),

  • Once In A Lifetime (2014)

 

Producer: Olivier Gastinel, Marc-Benoît Créancier

Screenwriter: Clara Bourreau, Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar

DOP: Naomi Amarger

Composer: Elise Luguern

Cast: Oulaya Amamra, Lina El Arabi, Niels Arestrup, Zinedine Soualem, Nadia Kaci

Production: Easy Tiger, Estello Films and France 2 Cinéma

Sales agent: Le Pacte





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