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45 Ratings

Girls of the Sun

Les filles du soleil

Directed by Eva Husson
France, Belgium, 2018


Bahar (Golshifteh Farahani), the commander of a Kurdish female battalion known as “The Girls of the Sun”, is preparing to take back the town where she and her family were captured by extremists. By her side, Mathilde (Emmanuelle Bercot), a veteran war reporter, follows the 3 days of the offensive.

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Girls of the Sun Directed by Eva Husson
It’s often the case that a film that’s roundly lambasted in the hothouse environs of Cannes will look a little better under less rarified light. I wish I could say this is the case for the deeply well-intentioned but severely ham-fisted women-vs.-Daesh drama Girls of the Sun.
September 01, 2018
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Eva Husson’s puerile Girls of the Sun is not just bad, it’s infuriating; if any people deserve a great film made about them, it’s the Kurdish women freedom fighters.
July 03, 2018
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One of the unmitigated disasters of the festival. . . . A grotesque travesty of the film that needs to be made about this urgent topic, which, to be honest, should probably look more like Wakamatsu/Adachi’s PFLP: Declaration of World War (1971) than a faux-profound melodrama that didn’t even have the guts not to present the conflict in Kurdistan through the liberal-humanitarian gaze of a Western observer.
June 27, 2018
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