class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-43725″ title=”Our Day Will Come” src=”https://www.heyuguys.com/images/2010/09/Our-Day-Will-Come.jpg” alt=”” width=”193″ height=”128″ />Son of famed political French filmmaker Costa-Gavras Romain Gavras’ debut Our Day Will Come has been screened at the Toronto Film Festival to mostly positive reviews, with one critic suggesting that Gavras has “created something in the realm of a French Fight Club”.
The film stars Vincent Cassel and Olivier Barthelemy as two redheads who embark on a road trip from France to Ireland to escape all the ginger-related prejudice they’ve faced throughout their lives.
Gavras is a well known provocateur and this film sounds similar in theme to the promo he made for M.I.A earlier this year, a twisted “ginger genocide” narrative which managed to get banned from YouTube. His video for the Justice track Stress is equally controversial, but it’s also incredibly raw and powerful, suggesting Gavras might be following in his Dad’s footsteps.
Gavras, Cassel and Mathieu Kassovitz (who directed the actor in French classic La Haine) are the founders of an artists’ collective called Kourtrajme, sharing ideas and working together with young and upcoming filmmakers, including Kim Chapiron, whose first English language film Dog Pound (a loose remake of Scum) was recently released in UK cinemas.
Our Day Will Come is being released in France this weekend and the film was bought by UK distribution company Optimum following its showing at Toronto.