GIRLHOOD (15)

Date Time
Sun 12th July 7.45pm
Thurs 16th July 8.15pm

Dir: Céline Sciamma | France | 2014 | 113 mins | French w/Eng subtitles
Cast | Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh, Mariétou Touré

Céline Sciamma’s (Water Lilies, Tomboy) joyous, powerful third film, released to huge acclaim, confirms her ability to evoke the fragile resilience of youth. Sixteen-year-old Marieme (Karidja Touré) must navigate the onset of womanhood alongside the inequalities of being black and living in the underprivileged suburbs of Paris. Excluded from school and in fear of her overbearing brother at home, Marieme escapes into the shielding environment of a girl gang; renaming herself ‘Vic’ for ‘Victory’ and learning to take the things she wants. This is a coming-of-age drama that is as lyrical as it is heartbreaking.

“Explosive, emotional […] has a raw emotional urgency and energy” **** Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

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