Film screening: La Haine


From 19 August 2021




Garage Screen summer cinema
Film screening: La Haine Film screening: La Haine


“A cult thriller about the circle of violence filled with comedy and drama.”

Following mass riots sparked by police violence in a Paris banlieue, three friends—Jewish (Vinz), North African (Saïd), and Afro-French (Hubert) immigrants—find a gun and take it into the city. La Haine won a Best Director award at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival for Mathieu Kassovitz and acclaim for the three leads: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, and Saïd Taghmaoui.

Structurally, La Haine is a collection of dramatic and comic episodes from a day in the lives of three hoodlums: encounters with the unstable and armed cocaine addict nicknamed Asterix and a very drunk man played by the star of French cinema Vincent Lindon; the unforgettable story told by an old GULAG survivor in the men’s room; an accidental visit to a contemporary art exhibition that ends in a class conflict… poetic moments, such as “I feel like an ant lost in intergalactic space” pronounced by Vinz. Apart from all their jokes and bravado, the protagonists’ lives are overshadowed by threats from skinheads and racist power-abusing police. When the two poles collide, violence erupts: there is a reason why the film is dedicated to all those who died at the time of its making.

Using vertigo and split diopter effects, Kassovitz masterfully stylized the image to reference Hitchcock and de Palma’s classics and created a film as cinematically inventive as it was socially conscious. For the masterpiece, in which the director himself appears in a skinhead cameo, Kassovitz was compared to Spike Lee. As relevant today as at the time of its making, La Haine has inspired an entire wave of urban films by Abdellatif Kechiche, Jacques Audiard, and Ladj Ly.

The film will be screened in French with Russian subtitles.

La Haine
Director: Mathieu Kassovitz
France, 1995, 98 min. 18+


Standard: 350 rubles
Student: 250 rubles*


 GARAGE cardholders: 175 RUB**

Tickets for seniors, veterans, large families, under 18s, and visitors with disabilities (with one carer): 175 RUB**

We recommend that you buy tickets in advance. All ticket categories are available online.

* Students aged 18–25 on production of relevant ID
** Please show proof of eligibility at the cinema entrance