The Five Devils

Les Cinq Diables

63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Vicky, a strange and solitary little girl, has a magical gift: she can reproduce any scent she likes, and collects them in a series of carefully labelled jars. She has secretly captured the scent of Joanne, her mother for whom she nurtures a wild, excessive love. When her father’s sister Julia bursts into their life, Vicky reproduces her smell and is transported into dark and archaic memories which lead her to uncover the secrets of her village, her family and her own existence.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Léa Mysius
Cinematography: Paul Guilhaume
Editing: Marie Loustalot
Sound: Alexis Meynet, Yolande Decarsin
Music: Florencia Di Concilio
Actors: Daphné Patakia, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Moustapha Mbengue
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 95΄
Distribution in Greece: Tanweer
Contact: Wild Bunch International

Léa Mysius

Léa Mysius is a French film director and screenwriter. After studying literature, she graduated from La Fémis screenwriting department in 2014. She has directed three award-winning short films selected for a number of festivals. In 2017, she made her feature directorial debut with the film Ava, which premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival where it won the SACD Award. Her second feature film, The Five Devils, was screened in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. As a screenwriter, Mysius has collaborated with Arnaud Desplechin in Ismael’s Ghosts (2017) and Oh Mercy! (2019), Jacques Audiard in Paris, 13th District (2021), and Claire Denis in Stars at Noon (2022).


2017 Ava
2022 The Five Devils