A quarter of a century after its release, Mathieu Kassovitz’s film speaks of him again. First to evoke the mixed France of cities, the director created a genre. And professions.
Ladj Ly was 15 when he saw Hate. The film marked him to such an extent that he decided to one day become a filmmaker. When we interviewed him, in November 2019, in connection with his release of his own opus, Lousy, The man who is now in his forties addressed his admiration to Mathieu Kassovitz: “He is one of the first to tell about the city, he inspired us all. “
Released 1995, Hate had the effect of a capital letter for French film. Awarded at Cannes (director̵
A beautiful book, So far so good, compiling photographs of Gilles Favier, as well as the director’s script and lyrics, were published in June by Maison CF. Finally, a collector’s DVD with exclusive bonuses will be released at the end of November.
“A before and after”
Why is the celebration of the film’s twenty-five years so important? Probably too Hate has not lost any of its relevance, while the case of police violence follows each other in France and the cities do not stop cracking under the weight of misery.