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OT: Bande des filles

Céline Sciamma // France, 2014
Fiction Feature // FF2014



Marieme lives with her family in the banlieue. The shy girl’s parents are always fighting, the neighbourhood is ruled by boys and school is a cul-de-sac. But then Marieme joins a gang of three other girls and begins to skip school, roam the local shopping centres and skirmish with rival gangs. The shy teenager becomes a self-confident young woman pushing her limits ever further into dangerous areas. The coming-of-age drama’s unusual form is carried well by its four amateur protagonists.


CÉLINE SCIAMMA (*1980) studied screenplay writing at the Paris film school La fémis and presented her debut Water Lilies in 2007. It was followed by Tomboy (2011) which won several prizes, Girlhood (2014) and Portrait of a Lady on Fire, which ran in competition at Cannes and won Best Screenplay. Sciamma has also written many screenplays, including Claude Barras‘ My Life as a Courgette and André Téchiné’s Being 17.



Bande des filles

Fiction Feature





112 min

OV with German subtitles

Céline Sciamma

Céline Sciamma

Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh, Marietou Touré

Bénédicte Couvreur

Crystel Fournier

Julien Lacheray

Para One

Thomas Grezaud

Films Distribution

Hold Up Films; Lilies Films; Arte France Cinema

Sanam Madjedi, Films Distribution: sanam@filmsdistribution.com

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