FACT: Rengaine

Fri 4 October14:45 – 16:15

Dir Rachid Djaïdani /FR 2012 /85 min French / English Subtitles

Winner of the FIPRESCI award at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes, Rengaine is the pinnacle of fearless, raw, no-budget filmmaking. Director Rachid Djaïdani (boxing champion, novelist, actor, filmmaker) uses extreme close-ups, rapid editing and, ultra- turbulent street-level camerawork for a topical and energetic variant of Romeo and Juliet. Inspired by the filmmakers of the New Wave cinema, Djaïdani nods to John Cassavetes with this freewheeling analysis of attitudes to race and religion in modern-day France.