The force is strong with this one, if the handful of strong reviews of it, since its Cannes Film Festival premiere (and now at Toronto’s TIFF) are any indication.
Read Zeba Blay’s here if you missed it when it was published last week.
French filmmaker Céline Sciamma’s coming-of-age drama “Bande de filles” (it’s English language title will be “Girlhood”) film follows Marieme, a high schooler who feels oppressed by her family environment, dead-end future prospects, and the rowdy boys in her neighborhood, whose life gets a much-desired lift when she meets a group of 3 free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her dress code, and quits school to be accepted by her new friends, hoping that becoming a part of their clique will provide her with the escape she’s long wanted.
While you wait, check out the latest release trailer – which is longer than the teaser we’ve all already seen, and includes footage from the film. I’m sure Strand will eventually recut and release a trailer for the film’s USA release.