The Five Devils

The Five Devils ★★★½

Opaque yet fascinating. For what it’s worth, Les Cinq Diables is an interesting take on a single child’s raison d'être and how her strange power allows her to reshape the future by unconsciously (quite literally) connecting with the past. Rarely do I use the word “weird” to describe a movie, but this movie is weird. Not in a good or a bad sense, just in the sense that it’s both competently made and somehow extremely unfocused. However, I must say it does get extra points for originality. Magical realism is a never an easy sub-genre to tackle, especially with a modest budget, and Léa Mysius finds a sweet spot between heart, magic and mystery to bring this odd story to life.

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