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Film director Gabriel arrives to a social housing French suburb to cast child actors for his new project. His film centres on a pregnant teenager and her younger brother, and Gabriel wants authentic local residents to play them. The film crew’s arrival prompts jealousy and division among younger residents, while the older ones complain that a film of this sort only perpetuates stereotypes and turns away affluent people. Why can’t the story be about the success of their gymnastics team? When Gabriel announces his choice of actors, everyone in the neighbourhood is taken aback and wondering why he chose the worst of the lot. Winner of Un Certain Regard Prize in Cannes.
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French director and screenwriter. She studied filmmaking at the Sorbonne, before working as an assistant director, casting assistant and camera operator. Together with Lise Akoka, she co-directed short films Chasse Royale (2016), which won the Illy Prize in the Directors’ Fortnight section in Cannes, and Allez garçon! (2019), as well as the web series Tu préfères (2020). The Worst Ones (2022) is her feature directorial debut and winner of Un Certain Regard Prize in Cannes.
French actor, screenwriter and director. She studied psychology, before training as an actor (Les Ateliers du Sud and the Studio-théâtre d’Asnières). Since 2014, she has collaborated with Romane Gueret and together they directed short films Chasse Royale (Cannes 2016 – Directors’ Fortnight – Illy Prize) and Allez garçon! (2019), as well as the web series Tu préfères (2020). The Worst Ones (2022) is her feature directorial debut and winner of Un Certain Regard Prize in Cannes.