Set in the suburbs of northern France, The Worst Ones captures a film within a film as it follows a feature production. Eager to capture performances of gritty authenticity, the director selects four working class teenagers to the surprise and consternation of the local community, who question the director’s choice of “the worst ones.” Throughout filming, jealousies are stoked, lines are crossed, and ethical questions arise, with thought-provoking and at times darkly funny results.
Date: Sunday, August 27
Location: Marquis Main
Director: Lise Akoka, Romane Gueret
Writer: Lise Akoka, Romane Gueret, Elénore Gurrey
Producer: Marine Alaric, Frédéric Jouve
Length: 99 minutes
Language: French [w/English subtitles]