EXPAT CINEMA: LES CINQ DIABLES
We continue with our series of Expat Cinema – where we offer the best foreign movies with English subtitles. Adèle Exarchopoulos (‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’) toplines this genre-bending second feature from writer-director Léa Mysius (‘Ava’).
Vicky, a strange and solitary little girl, has a magical gift: she can reproduce any scent she likes, and collects them in a series of carefully labelled jars. She has secretly captured the scent of Joanne, her mother for whom she nurtures a wild, excessive love. When her father’s sister Julia bursts into their life, Vicky reproduces her smell and is transported into dark and archaic memories which lead her to uncover the secrets of her village, her family and her own existence.