Ladj Ly

Les Indésirables – first-look review

By Mark Asch

Ladj Ly’s follow-up to his Cesar award-winning Les Misérables is a hyperbolic state-of-the-nation address that lacks the logic and fire of that first feature.

Les Misérables

By David Jenkins

The hardships of daily life in one of Paris’ toughest neighbourhoods are captured in Ladj Ly’s La Haine-esque debut.


Inside the world’s most important (and accessible) short film festival

By Elena Lazic

This year’s Clermont ISFF once again welcomed an eclectic mix of short-form filmmaking new and old.

Far-right magazines are using Ladj Ly’s criminal record for defamation

By Charles Bramesco

The French director of Les Misérables has been subjected to implicit racism.

Les Misérables – first look review

By Elena Lazic

Ladj Ly’s gritty portrait of suburban Paris tips its hat to La Haine and Do the Right Thing.

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