Love, mystery and time travel collide in this compelling drama about a lonely girl with a special gift, starring a mesmerising Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Colour).
Vicky is a young girl with a hypersensitive sense of smell, who can even recreate scents she likes. Closely attached to her mother Joanne (Adèle Exarchopoulos), her small town life is upended by the arrival of her father’s sister, Julia, whose scent somehow transports Vicky into her family’s mysterious past. As feelings rekindle between Joanne and Julia, the secrets that Vicky resurfaces have a seismic effect on all, in this compelling, genre-bending, magical realist film.
Content warning: contains suicide themes
“Buoyed by two outstanding performances – from Adèle Exarchopoulos and first-time child actress Sally Dramé – and shot in ravishing 35mm, The Five Devils is a finely-crafted drama-genre hybrid…”
— Screen Daily