Feature Film | 2021-2022 | Drama, Music | France

Shooting data

Start of shooting22/06/2021
End of shooting13/08/2021
Filming regionsFrance - Paris Île-de-France

Project data

Length of movie1h50
Aspect ratioCinemascope (1 : 2,39)
Sound formatDolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 channels)

Brief synopsis

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 renown female conductors.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Oulaya AmamraZahia Ziouani [L]
Lina El ArabiFettouma Ziouani [L]
Niels ArestrupSergiu Celibidache [L]
Nadia KaciZahia's mother [SR]
Zinedine SoualemZiouani, the father [SR]
Blandine Laignelvioloniste orchestre [BP]


1st ADZazie Carcedo
Director of photographyNaomi Amarger
Video assist/playback operatorMarie Curreli-Fadda
Casting directorMarie-France Michel
Costume designerCaroline Spieth
DirectorMarie-Castille Mention Schaar
Script supervisorAnaïs Sergent
Assistant script supervisorAnouk Delpeut
EditorBenoît Quinon
Key makeup artistValérie Thery
Musical directorFettouma Ziouani
Musical directorZahia Ziouani
ProducerOlivier Gastinel
Estello Films
Estello Films
ProducerMarc-Benoît Créancier
Easy Tiger
Easy Tiger
Production designerGwendal Bescond
Production managerPascal Ralite
Unit managerGaël Deledicq
Production assistantMarie Fontaine
ScreenwriterMarie-Castille Mention Schaar
ScreenwriterClara Bourreau
Production sound mixerGuillaume Valeix

Distributing companies

Le Pacte [fr]


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Marie-Castille Mention Schaar2022Les Œillades - Festival du Film Francophone d'Albi [fr]Audience AwardWinner


2022FranceFestival du Film Francophone d’AngoulêmeCiné & Concerts
2022FranceLes Œillades - Festival du Film Francophone d'Albi


Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 25/01/2023
PremiereThursday, 25/08/2022Festival du Film Francophone d'Angoulême [fr]