In Celine Sciamma’s festival darling “Girlhood,” newcomer Karidja Toure stars as Marieme, a 15-year-old in a difficult family situation and uninterested in an education. When she meets a trio of carefree tough girls, Marieme ditches the only existence she has ever known to join their clique, changing her name, her dress and her life in the process.
Just how protective this new group of friends turns out to be is front and center in a new clip from the acclaimed coming-of-age drama. When Marieme is racially profiled by a clothing store employee while shopping, her three friends quickly come to her aid in a revealing moment of sisterly bonding.
Watch the clip below. “Girlhood” will open on January 30 in New York and on February 6 in Los Angeles.