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London – Ciné Lumière

November 11, 2023 @ 13:45

A determined, gifted 17-year-old musician, Zahia has but one dream—to become a conductor.

Music is her life which she shares with her entire family including her twin sister Ferrouma. Yet, in 1995, all odds seem to be stacked against her. She’s a woman, the daughter of Algerian immigrants and comes from a working-class background.

None of that plays well at her stuffy Parisian conservatory, or at the competitions she embarks upon. Yet, in her drive to make symphonic music accessible to all, she somehow creates the culturally-diverse Divertimento orchestra, based in her own Parisian immigrant neighbourhood.The real-life Zahia continues to conduct that orchestra to this day.

Director: Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar | 2022 | 110 mins | France
Cast: Oulaya Amamra, Lina El Arabi, Niels Arestup
Screened with English subtitles
Classification: N/C 12+


November 11, 2023
13:45 - 15:45
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London – Ciné Lumière
17 Queensberry Pl, South Kensington
London,SW7 2DTUnited Kingdom
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