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463 Ratings

Wonders in the Suburbs

Merveilles à Montfermeil

Directed by Jeanne Balibar
France, 2019


Emmanuelle Joly, the new mayor of the underprivileged town of Montfermeil in the suburbs of Paris, starts working with her extravagant team to implement the wonders she promised during her campaign. But Joëlle and Kamel, two of the team members, are in the process of divorcing.

Wonders in the Suburbs Directed by Jeanne Balibar

Critics reviews

Balibar’s film isn’t about embracing “suburban values”—PTAs, teen football leagues, the thinly veiled racism of NIMBYist attitudes. It’s about changes that make leave urban / suburban divisions blurry and hard to define.
August 19, 2020
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A truly atypical work which sits outside of time, and on occasion appears wilfully “out of fashion”.
August 13, 2019
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