Houda Benyamina

Houda Benyamina is a French director and screenwriter. She won the Cannes Film Festival Camera d'Or and César Award for Best First Feature Film for her film DIVINES (2016). She was also nominated for Best Director and shared a nomination for Best Original Screenplay.


A film by Houda Benyamina

2016 - France/Qatar - Drama

In a ghetto near Paris where drugs and religion reign supreme, Dounia is hungry for her share of power and success. Enlisting the help of her best friend, Maimouna, she decides to follow the footsteps of a respected dealer. When Dounia meets a young sensuous dancer, her life takes a surprising turn.