Drama/Biopic | Not Rated | 110 min.


Galaxy Cinemas Wed, Oct 4 4:00 PM
Galaxy Cinemas Wed, Oct 4 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Feature
Release Year:2022
Rating:Not Rated
Production Country:France
Original Langauge:French
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar
Cast:Oulaya Amamra
Lina El Arabi
Niels Arestrup
Produced By:Olivier Gastinel
Marc-Benoît Créancier
Screenwriter:Clara Bourreau
Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar


Wednesday, October 4, 2023 – 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Galaxy Cinemas, 72 Commerce Park Drive, Barrie, ON  L4N 8W8

Classical symphonic music is everything for 17-year-old Zahia Ziouani and her twin sister, Fettouma. Nevertheless, living in underprivileged Parisian suburbs in 1995 with their Algerian background, they struggle arduously to approach their dreams – becoming an orchestra conductor and a cellist. Driven by determination, passion, and courage, they create their own orchestra, Divertimento. It will be a game-changer. DIVERTIMENTO is inspired by the life of Zahia Ziouani, one of the few worldwide renowned female conductors.

Nominated – Golden Duke Award, International European Competition, Odesa International Film Festival, 2023
Winner – Special Recognition, Closing Night Film, Stony Brook Film Festival, 2023
Winner – Audience Award for Best Feature, Washington DC International Film Festival, 2023

Screenings are General Admission. Tickets: Adults $10; Seniors (65+)/Students $8.

Series is funded by the City of Barrie