Mathieu Kassovitz / FR, 1995 / 96 min.
This French film classic is back in the cinema 25 years after its release in a digitised, remastered version. Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé and Saïd Taghmaoui play the lead roles in a film that is still all too real. A day in the life of three friends from the banlieues of Paris, where riot and destruction rule and the police come down hard on the residents.
Filmmaker Ivan Barbosa selected La haine for Eye”s Black Light programme. Barbosa argues that the colour of a filmmaker”s skin does not have to be decisive for Black Cinema. “Take La Haine by Mathieu Kassovitz, who is not a black filmmaker. Yet the film convincingly conveys the urban culture of the banlieues of Paris.”