Round Da Way was described by Variety as Beavis and Butthead meets La Haine and it’s as accurate a description for this riotous animation as any (though the influence of stoner antiheroes Cheech and Chong is in evidence too). The film follows two-bit crooks Tony (voiced by Vincent Cassel) and Joe (rapper-comedian IZM) as they hatch a scheme to earn some quick cash. So, while Tony tries to offload a stash of weed, Joe gets a slightly more respectable job building a sauna for the local mayor, who’s daughter Clemence (Diane Kruger) he’s particularly enamoured by. It won’t come as too much of a shock to learn that neither money-making scheme goes entirely to plan. Round Da Way is a blast. The graffiti influenced animation is fantastic, as is the soundtrack, marrying old-school tunes from the likes of A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul with the best in French Hip Hop.
Special guests IZM and Lucien Revolucien will take part in a Q&A following the screening of Round Da Way.