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Paris, 13th District

Local title
Pariis, 13. linnaosa
Title in Russian
Paris, 13th District
Original title
Les Olympiades, Paris 13e
Director
Jacques Audiard
Country
France
Year
2021
Programme
Screen International Critics' Choice
Genre
crime drama, romantic drama
Subject
Society, love, relationships, urbanism

Stories of young love in Paris have long been two a sou in French cinema. But the genre is always up for reinvention, and Jacques Audiard rises to the occasion triumphantly in "Paris, 13th District" – exuberantly reinventing his own cinema in the process. The setting is the 13th arrondissement in south-east Paris as the film follows the interconnected travails and amours of three characters – with a fourth stepping unexpectedly into the mix.

A key theme is the problem of alienation in a digital age when website hook-ups may be easy to find but love is trickier. The film depicts the dissatisfactions that today’s amorous economy entails, but in a non-judgmental way that emerges from the characters’ personalities and negotiations with life.

Jonathan Romney, Screen International

Director
Jacques Audiard
Screenwriter
Jacques Audiard, Léa Mysius, Céline Sciamma, Adrian Tomine
Cast
Noémie Merlant, Stephen Manas, Geneviève Doang, Lumina Wang, Jehnny Beth
Producer
Jacques Audiard, Valérie Schermann
DoP
Paul Guilhaume
Editor
Juliette Welfling
Music
Rone
Production
Page 114, France 2 Cinéma
Distributor
A-One Baltics
World sales
Playtime
Runtime
Language
Chinese, French
Subtitles
Estonian, English
Other festivals
Cannes, London, Karlovy Vary, Jerusalem, Vancouver, Hamburg
Director
Jacques Audiard

Jacques Audiard (snd 1952)

Valik/Selected: Regarde les hommes tomber (See How They Fall, 1994), De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté (Löök, mille mu süda vahele jättis, PÖFF 2005), Un prophète (Prohvet, PÖFF 2009), Les frères Sisters (Sistersi vennad, PÖFF 2018), Les Olympiades, Paris 13e (Paris, 13th District, 2021)

Screenings

Hall Athena Center
Screening082101 / Pariis, 13. linnaosa
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall 2 Tallink Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening081104 / Pariis, 13. linnaosa
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall 3 Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening161203 / Pariis, 13. linnaosa
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
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