30.09. - 09.10.2021

Girlhood France 2014 | 112 min | OV | Colour | FF 2014

Céline Sciamma

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.

rated for 0 + years
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.
Original title: Bande des filles
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Section: Voilà!
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Céline Sciamma
Screenplay: Céline Sciamma
Cast: Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh, Marietou Touré
Producer: Bénédicte Couvreur
Director of Photography: Crystel Fournier
Music: Para One
Production Design: Thomas Grezaud
Editor: Julien Lacheray
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Films Distribution
Production: Hold Up Films; Lilies Films; Arte France Cinema
Contact: Sanam Madjedi, Films Distribution:


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