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Paris, 13th District

Directed by Jacques Audiard
106 minutes
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Palme d'Or winner Jacques Audiard’s (A Prophet, Rust and Bone, Dheepan) tale of Parisian young love and sex is a vibrant adaptation of Adrian Tomine’s graphic novel Killing and Dying.
Emilie (Lucie Zhang) is a graduate of a prestigious university but works a lowly job in a call centre, and lives in an apartment belonging to her nursing home bound grandmother. When she takes on handsome Camille (Makita Samba) as a roommate, the two begin an intense sexual arrangement. However, Camille isn’t looking for a relationship, and the friendship soon sours. Then Camille falls for Nora (Noémie Merlant, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, SFF 2019), a law student forced to leave her university after she’s mistaken for a “cam girl”. Co-written with two of French cinema’s brightest writer-directors, Léa Mysius (Ava) and Céline Sciamma (Petite Maman, SFF 2021), Paris, 13th District sees Audiard explore exciting new terrain with high impact results.
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 Cannes competition title Paris, 13th District – exuberantly reinventing his own cinema in the process… If the title Sex and the City weren’t already taken, it would fit this film perfectly.
Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily
Jacques Audiard’s freewheeling ensemble picture Paris, 13th District, or Les Olympiades, is a sexy film about sexiness. Sexiness is the glue that binds the film and provides the connective tissue between its disparate scenes and its cast of characters… This is a connoisseur date movie.
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


Mon 8 Nov
Hayden Orpheum Cremorne 4
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Sat 13 Nov
State Theatre
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Program Strand
Features, Special Presentations
Original Title
Les Olympiades
In French with English subtitles
Jacques Audiard
Valérie Schermann
Lucie Zhang, Makita Samba, Noémie Merlant
Jacques Audiard
Paul Guilhaume
Juliette Welfling
Cannes Selected, Focus on Women, Gender & Sexuality, Literary & Adaptations, LGBTIQ+ Films
Australian Distributor
Madman Entertainment
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