Sat 19 Jun - Sat 10 Jul 2021
Sat 19 Jun - Sat 10 Jul 2021

98 mins – France 1995 – Dir: Mathieu Kassovitz
Starring: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, Saïd Taghmaoui

Writer/director Mathieu Kassovitz’s bold and inventive film, beautifully shot in black and white by Pierre Aïm, may be 25 years old, but with its themes of social and economic divide and urban discontent, it feels as fresh and relevant now as it was then – a true modern classic. La Haine returns to the big screen, released by the BFI in a stunning new 4K restoration to mark its 25th Anniversary.

Based on real events, La Haine focuses on three friends over the course of one day in a suburban Paris banlieue in the aftermath of a riot. With tension in the air and the police on constant surveillance, it’s not long before prejudice and hostility turns into violence, with tragic consequences…

Best Director – Cannes Film Festival 1995

Sat 19 June
4.40pm
Sun 27 June
4.05pm
Fri 2 July
7.30pm
Sat 3 July
1.40pm
Sat 10 July
7.30pm
Its raw and righteous exploration of class conflict, racial discrimination and police brutality remains gut-churningly relevant today
NME
Its raw and righteous exploration of class conflict, racial discrimination and police brutality remains gut-churningly relevant today
NME
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