Based on the novel by Joyce Carol-Oates, Foxfire is the name given to the gang formed by a group of girls in 1950s small town America, as they rebel against the misogyny they experience in their everyday lives.

Spurred on by town outsider Legs, the group begin to rise up against the boys who treat them like toys, the teachers that abuse their authority, and their parents that think they are only destined for marriage or secretarial college. As their campaign against repression escalates, events start to get out of hand, and the members of the group begin to question themselves and each other.


Cantet extracts faultless performances from his cast, most of whom are on a film set for the first time, and evokes the period effortlessly.

The Guardian