De la terreur, mes soeurs! [Terror, Sisters!] (2019)

De la terreur, mes soeurs!
Director: Alexis Langlois
Writer: Alexis Langlois, Hania Ourabah
Cast: Nana Benamer, Naëlle Dariya, Dustin Muchuvitz, Raya Martigny, Félix Maritaud, Justine Langlois,
Seen on: 7.10.2022

Content Note: (critical treatment of) transmisia

Kathoum (Nana Benamer), Farah (Naëlle Dariya), Dustin (Dustin Muchvitz) and Raya (Raya Martigny) meet in a café. Exasperated by the transmisia they have to face, the four women start to fantasize about how to fight heternormativity and patriarchy, how to take their revenge.

De la terreur, mes soeurs! sits somewhere between John Waters’ films and But I’m a Cheerleader. It opens up a plethora of transfemme experiences and then lets its protagonists’ fancies run free as they imagine how to give the world its due for all the hatred they suffer. The takes here are as different as the characters, but in all the critical potential they contain, they always come portrayed with a wink. It is fun, it is colorful, it is scathing social commentary – a perfect combination.

The film poster showing the main characters as if reflected on a fan. Everything is tinged in pink.

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