Well, I guess more so for the woman being strangled by a man on their balcony? Shot in Clichy-Montfermeil, the neighbourhood where Ly grew up and where the November 2005 riots in … It’s the same neighborhood where the 37-year-old Ly grew up and still lives. I sure was. [3][4] In 2012, the sentence was reduced on appeal to two years imprisonment, and one year suspended sentence. He directed his first films, notably for Oxmo Puccino, and his first documentaries, 365 jours à Clichy-Montfermeil [fr] (365 days in Clichy-Montfermeil), filmed after the 2005 French riots; Go Fast Connexion; and 365 jours au Mali (365 days in Mali). A bit of a weak short film that felt kind of half-assed, to put it frankly, but it was nice enough to keep me interested, and it is quite the vibe. A…, Eligibility Period: January 1st, 2020 - February 2021 Releases + Festival Premiees Awards: Best Film: Last and First Men -…, • Best Director: Eliza Hittman • Best Actress: Sidney Flanigan (Never Rarely Sometimes Always) •…. And many of them likely live in a place such as Montfermeil, a hardscrabble, … Tomadas longas com drone, e a minha rotina com mais exercícios. Inspired by the 2005 Paris riots, Montfermeil native Ladj Ly’s tale also deals with the issues of poverty, bigotry and social justice. En 2018, Ladj Ly crée à Montfermeil une école gratuite des métiers du cinéma au sein des Ateliers Médicis, l'école Kourtrajmé [9]. ", "Amad Ly, ex 'porte-parole' des quartiers, condamné à 5 ans de prison", "Ladj Ly, réalisateur des "Misérables", condamné à la prison : trois questions sur la polémique", "Ladj Ly a-t-il fait de la prison pour tentative de meurtre, comme l'écrivent "Causeur" et "Valeurs actuelles" ? i liked it, but it felt only surface-level for what it was :/ the shots were impressive but idk still felt lacking, bold of ladj ly to assume a guy with anime posters in his room would do push-ups, Review by Eduardo Rodrigo Peretto Scapini ★★★. “It’s clear that there are parallels.” 14 years after his Portrait of a Generation project, JR and Ladj Ly return to Clichy-Montfermeil. The film follows the creation of a transgressive mural painting: a very singular picture of local residents who have seen their urban utopia become dilapidated to such an extent that it became the epicenter of the popular unrest that gripped France in 2005. Okay... "If current times are tough, for whom is it so?". Inspired by the 2005 riots in Paris, Les Misérables – directed by Ladj Ly – follows Stéphane (Damien Bonnard), a recent transplant to the impoverished suburb of Montfermeil… interesting for sure. Ladj Ly is a native of Montfermeil (Seine-Saint-Denis), best known for his attention-grabbing web documentaries that depict the realities of social and political life. Film data from TMDb. Ly’s adaptation draws on his own experiences in Clichy-Montfermeil. Distributed by Amazon Studios, Les Misérables is Ly’s first non-documentary feature, is no musical, no adaptation of the classic Victor Hugo novel. Fizzing with energy from the get-go, we watch with bated breath as its characters are gently whipped up into a frenzy of resentment barrelling towards a heart-stopping ending. Ly walks in the streets of his neighborhood in Montfermeil, in the eastern suburbs of Paris, on Feb. 3. Ly unsuccessfully appealed the ruling in 2012 and served a reduced 2-year prison sentence. SRAB Films, Rectangle Productions, 2019. I was amazed when I learned that France's lockdown only lasted 55 days. Fourteen years after their ‘‘Portrait of a Generation’’ project, filmmakers JR and Ladj Ly return to Clichy-Montfermeil. Clichy-Montfermeil Chronicles, JR and Ladj Ly during the shooting of "Clichy-Montfermeil Chronicles" movie, France, 2017 Social animals SOCIALS ANIMALS offers exclusively all … Directed by Ladj Ly. Nearly 160 years later, those problems persist. He won a Jury Prize in Cannes Film Festival for Les Misérables in 2019. Ladj Ly ’s politically-charged feature debut, “Les Misérables,” is inspired by the filmmaker’s own experiences as the son of a Malian immigrant. Ly grew up in … He started making films with his friends Kim Chapiron, Romain Gavras, and JR, in the collective Kourtrajmé. Director Ladj Ly offers an insider’s view of how police brutality ripples through a deprived banlieue in the French capital. Montfermeil is also the location of the Thénardiers’ inn in Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel Les Misérables, the place where former convict Jean Valjean meets the orphan Cosette. Reviewed by Róise McCann. The film was shot in Cite des Bosquets, the Montfermeil housing estate where director Ladj Ly grew up. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. On a side note, the weeb in me is jealous of the protagonist’s room right now. Ladj Ly’s Les Misérables (2019) borrows its name from Victor Hugo’s historic novel written in 1862 but is most relevant in 2020. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google privacy policy and terms of service apply. What’s the point anyway? These are some of many the projects that have been made…, Grizzlyerastudios 4,288 films 32 2 Edit, Max(ine) the Movie Person 315 films 36 9 Edit. Ladj Ly's 2019 film Les Misérables opens on an ecstatic scene — France has just won the World Cup and happy ... "The film is about the daily misery shared by everyone in Montfermeil," Ly says. Srab Films CANAL + - TUESDAY, JANUARY 19 - Ladj Ly films pain and glimmers of hope in Montfermeil - Inspired Traveler - … Ladj Ly films pain and glimmers of hope in Montfermeil. Actually makes me both more and less interested to see LES MISERABLES. Made by fans in Auckland, New Zealand. A cop from the provinces moves to Paris to join the Anti-Crime Brigade of Montfermeil, discovering an underworld where the tensions between the different groups mark the rhythm. “Poverty is still present,” Ly says. [10], Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, "Montfermeil : Ladj Ly dans la cour des grands, à Cannes ! The volume was also very low, especially in the beginning. The drone captured a glimpse into all the separate lives of lockdown in a public housing block, almost feeling connected while claustrophobic. Not to reveal my own status as a weeb, but Buzz has some pretty good poster choices. Ladj Ly films pain and glimmers of hope in Montfermeil. Ladj Ly, director of 'Les Misérables,' in Montfermeil, in the eastern suburbs of Paris, on Feb. 3. Ly's parents are from Mali and he grew up in Montfermeil, a district of Bosquets. Please watch it, it’s very important and you can watch it on the Homemade short film collection on Netflix. Les Misérables is heavily based upon Ly’s own personal experience growing up in the Montfermeil suburbs while also being loosely inspired by the riots which occurred in Paris back in 2005. The film is set in the district of Montfermeil, where Ly grew up and where the events of Hugo’s original were written to have taken place. The filmmaker Ladj Ly here has a blunt response: These people are France. You mean there was leadership and people wore their masks and now it's practically back to normal while Americans aren't even close to recovering from COVID? Also starring Damien Bonnard and Alexis Manenti, Les Misérables follows three members of Montfermeil’s Anti-Crime Brigade, who get caught up in … The volume was also very low, especially in the beginning. 2020 Bergman's Boho Beret 12,291 films 7,453 33 Edit, This list is an attempt to bring together all of the most popular, acclaimed, and otherwise interesting short films that…, I hope anyone who reads this is doing okay. It acutely represented the microcosms in a macrocosm of the coronavirus pandemic, acknowledging that lockdown is hard, but for who particularly? Buzz sends his drone over Montfermeil and captures the contrasts brought about by the lockdown. Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti, Djibril Zonga, cops of Ladj Ly's “Miserables”. Every scene in the film was an experience he himself lived through, Ly says. Bet she was shookt. The short featured bored people in lockdown. [6] The film received many awards, notably at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and a nomination for the César Award for Best Short Film in 2018. [5], Les Misérables is the first non-documentary film he directed. a brief glimpse at the stories we don't see or hear much of, saying a lot with a few images that lots of words wouldn't capture fully. Libération reported that Ly was convicted in 2009 of complicity in a kidnapping and sequestration case, for which he received a 3-year sentence. This is a case where the application of star ratings completely fail. … Ultimately unsuccessful as a truly probing look at pandemic-era France, and what's there might be a little heavy handed... but there's a few moments that will haunt me for days. inspired by/made in/about quarantine & the COVID-19 pandemic, Every film and documentary listed here about COVID-19, The Ultimate Film Canon: Bonus Short films. Il s'agit d'une adaptation de son court-métrage du même titre. "If current times are hard, for whomst is it so?". He began his career as an actor and member of Kourtrajmé, a collective created in 1995 by his childhood friends, directors Kim Chapiron and Romain Gavras. A quiet, understated short film that captured the multitude of feelings of lockdown through an almost nostalgic reflectiveness. Ladj Ly (French: [ladʒ li]; born 3 January 1978) is a French film director and screenwriter. The disparity is stark, even if trite, and makes for just the right kind of comment. Director Ladj Ly reimagines Victor Hugo’s classic Les Misérables in contemporary France. ", "Ladj Ly porte la voix des banlieues aux César", "Clichy - Montfermeil : le cinéaste Ladj Ly forme la relève", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ladj_Ly&oldid=994248932, Articles with French-language sources (fr), Wikipedia articles with PLWABN identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 14 December 2020, at 20:01. Just the way the drone so freely glides past a balcony on which domestic violence is occurring, shortly after we saw a father so earnestly trying to teach some kids at home school. Ladj Ly with be henceforth known as the drone dude. With the same name, Ly’s semi-autobiographical foreign film submission earned the Jury award at Cannes in 2019. Director Ladj Ly’s feature debut “Les Misérables” (2019) borrows a title, heady themes of inequality and police corruption and even a setting (the Parisian suburb of Montfermeil) from Victor Hugo’s immortal novel. TMDb cool sound design, good cinematography, but the editing made me lose interest. He is immediately paired with hotheaded officers Chris (Alexis Manenti) and Gwada (Djibril Zonga), who have developed a very particular relationship with the locals. [7][8][9], In 2018 in Montfermeil, Ly created a free film school, called "L'école Kourtrajmé". In Ladj Ly’s new film, big-city cop Stéphane (Damien Bonnard) accepts a transfer to Montfermeil to be closer to his son. “Ladj Ly, birth of a major filmmaker” (in French, Canal+, 2019). More details at Del ciclo de cortos: "Hecho en casa", donde reúnen a varios directores y directoras del mundo para contar *algo* en el contexto de la cuarentena mundial. © Letterboxd Limited. CLICHY-MONTFERMEIL is beautifully made, but my own ignorance of the city and its history mute the impact of the film somewhat for me. 6 mins   The film follows the creation of a monumental mural inspired by the work of Diego Rivera, who paints a singular portrait of the neighborhood’s inhabitants. I was amazed when I learned that France's lockdown only lasted 55 days. "There is Paris, and there are the banlieues, and they are two worlds apart," Ly says. [1], Ly's parents are from Mali and he grew up in Montfermeil, a district of Bosquets. Tengo pendiente Les Miserables de Ladj Ly, pero sin ese antecedente todavía así el primer corto de los diecisiete que componen a Homemade me ha agradado, principalmente por la forma en que sus tomas aéreas plasman un contraste social extremadamente presente en esta pandemia. The short featured bored people in lockdown. Is there a Ladj Ly drone cinematic universe in here somewhere...? Ladj Ly’s “Les Miserables,” which premiered Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival, contains no singing or romance, but rather a tough, “The Wire”-like street-level portrait of the Parisian banlieue of Montfermeil. extra half stars for him being a weeb pls i preach the aot, bnha, and other anime posters and also the manga ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆. Set in a rough suburban Parisian neighborhood called Montfermeil, far from traditional tourist iconography, Ly’s film follows the intense conflict between rival factions as a team of local policemen try to maintain law and order. In 2011, Ly was given a three year prison sentence for kidnapping and false imprisonment. I’ve gotta check out Les Miserables soon. That's my failing, not that of the film or filmmakers. According to Libération, as well as reports from the time, Ly was an accomplice in a 2009 crime orchestrated by Amad Ly (no relation), who hailed from the same Parisian suburb of Montfermeil … Including films referencing the virus, or edited to acknowledge the pandemic/any effects the pandemic had on production. Ladj Ly, head in the stars, feet in Montfermeil Montfermeil (France) (AFP) It is the story of a child of Malian immigrants raised in a ghetto city who one day chooses "to express his anger" with a camera and finds himself on a red carpet in Hollywood. In the same year, he was nominated for the César Award for Best Documentary Film for À voix haute : La Force de la parole [fr] with Stéphane de Freitas [fr]. He started making films with his friends Kim Chapiron, Romain Gavras, and JR, in the collective Kourtrajmé.[2]. Les Misérables is a 2019 French drama film directed by Ladj Ly in his full-length feature … Not good. Ladj Ly with be henceforth known as the drone dude. Short films that didn't get included in my "Ultimate Film Canon" lists, or my "Underrated and Obscure Gems" list. Report this film. Featuring beautiful views of a commune, this short films shows us the huge effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. La même année, il tourne son premier long métrage, Les Misérables. Mobile site. This seems highly illegal to not only film, but upload. Interview: Ladj Ly on the Armor of Having a Camera in “Les Miserables” ... feature “Les Miserables,” where he would insert a few of his young protagonists from the underserved community of Montfermeil to celebrate in the streets in Paris, but of course everything needed to fall in place just right. This was simple but really effective and Ladj Ly brings a real boldness in style and creating something so simple as a drone flying around oddly methodical.