Directed by award-winning visionary French film-maker Jacques Audiard (Rust and Bone, A Prophet, Dheepan) the film stars Noemie Merlant (Portrait of a Lady on Fire) alongside rising stars Lucie Zhang and Makita Samba and Savages’ lead singer Jehnny Beth. Set on the left bank of the French capital, the film is a modern story of love and life, reflecting the shifting attitudes towards identity and fidelity.

Adapted from New Yorker illustrator Adrian Tomine’s award-winning graphic short story collection Killing and Dying, Audiard collaborated with Celine Sciamma (Petite Maman, Portrait of a Lady on Fire) and Léa Mysius ( Ava, Ismael’s Ghosts) on the script, to bring the film to the big screen.

Jacques Audiard’s return to Paris after his 2018 revisionist western The Sisters Brothers finds the filmmaker collaborating with Portrait of a Lady on Fire writer-director Céline Sciamma, along with Léa Mysius, on an adaptation of Adrian Tomine’s award-winning 2015 collection of graphic short stories Killing and Dying. Set in the French capital’s 13th arrondissement, on the left bank of the Seine, Audiard’s film charts the interwoven relationships between four twenty-somethings, played by Lucie Zhang, Makita Samba, Savages lead singer Jehnny Beth and Noémie Merlant, who played the artist in Portrait of a Lady on Fire.

Paris, 13th District

1h 45m

Director: Jacques Audiard
Cast: Lucie Zhang, Makita Samba, Noémie Merlant, Jehnny Beth

UK Release: Cinemas  and Curzon Home Cinemas 18th March, previews 14th February 2022.