By Madeleine Finlay-Hudson

Filmmaker Ladj Ly’s feature-length fiction debut LES MISERABLES captured the attention of the masses, causing quite a stir — for someone people had been deemed to be a relatively unknown artist until now. His debut began its journey by winning the esteemed Jury Prize at Cannes 2019, it then swept up a variety of prizes at the César Awards before landing Ly his first Academy Award nomination, for Best International Film.

Ly, however, is no stranger to the world behind the camera nor is he absent of the talent to build an enticing and unique world through…


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