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Girlhood
7.9
/10
3,975 Ratings

GIRLHOOD

Bande de filles

Directed by Céline Sciamma
France, 2014
Drama

Synopsis

Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boy’s law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. As she falls further into their gang lifestyle, she begins to make foolish choices that could impact her life forever.

Synopsis

Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boy’s law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. As she falls further into their gang lifestyle, she begins to make foolish choices that could impact her life forever.

Our take

One of the best coming-of-age films of our times, Céline Sciamma’s Girlhood follows a journey of self-discovery through the power of female friendship. By focusing on the lives of young Black women in Paris’ banlieue, Sciamma provides a kind of on-screen representation still too absent in cinema.