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Girlhood

Alternative title
Band de Filles
Synopsis
Tired of putting up with her abusive brother, her lack of school prospects and the "boys’ law" in the neighbourhood, 16 year-old Marieme starts a new life after joining an irresistibly energetic female gang. She changes her name, her hair style and drops out of school, and starts stealing to be accepted into the group. This is an impressive coming of age story, which continues writer-director Celine Sciamma’s ongoing work around the theme of female identity within the framework of youth, gender, race and sexual orientation.
Language
French (Standard)
Country
France
Year of production
2014
Subjects
Women’s studies
Keywords
gender issues; gender representation; identity; sexuality; young people

Online availability

URI
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Girlhood-English-Subtitled-Karidja-Toure/dp/B00Z6RZ98A/ref=tmm_aiv_title_1?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
Price
£5.99
Delivery
Streamed/Download

Credits

Director
Celine Sciamma
Producer
benedicte Couvreur

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
PAL, Blu-Ray DVD
Price
£5.99 (DVD) £8.99 (Blu-Ray)
Duration/Size
112 minutes
Year
2017

Production Company

Name

Hold Up Films

Web
http://www.hold-up.com/ External site opens in new window

Distributor

 

Available from retail outlets

Name

Studio Canal+, Le

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