- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 57 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: June 3, 2008
- Originally Released: 1981
- Label: Lions Gate
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - French
- Subtitles - English, Spanish
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Jean-Jacques Beineix - Director
- Production Interviews:
- Jean-Jacques Beineix - Director
- Philippe Rousselot - Director of Photography
- Hilton McConnico - Set Designer
- Phil Powrie - Author
- Cast and Crew
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 09/01/1982
"...An auspicious debut from a refreshingly original talent..."
Uncut - 02/01/2007
3 stars out of 5 -- "After 25 years, these neon-and-mirrorshades visuals have acquired a retro-chic cool."
Total Film - 03/01/2007
3 stars out of 5 -- "DIVA kickstarted French cinema in the '80s....A postmodern blend of all-consuming Oedipal love and Hitchcockian crime thriller..."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/16/2007
"[E]verything once new about DIVA seems new again. And the mechanics of Beineix's artistic audacity only become clearer." -- Grade: A
This vibrant mash-up of genres from French director Jean-Jacques Beineix is regarded by many as the vanguard of the stylish Cinema De Look movement. After a young postal worker illegally tapes a performance by a reclusive opera singer, it isn't long before Taiwanese bootleggers, a prostitute, a video-incriminated police chief, and the cop's henchman are hot on his tail. DIVA won Cesar Awards for Best Music, Best Directorial Debut, and for its widely acclaimed cinematography.
Essential Cinema |
Opera Singing |
Theatrical Release |
- "Diva" marked the directorial debut of Jean-Jacques Beineix.
- Co-produced by Galaxie.
- Shown at the Cannes Film Festival (market) May 15, 1981.