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.