|Director: Céline Sciamma||Country: France|
|Cast: Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla||Production Year: 2014|
Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys’ law in the neighbourhood, Marieme (Touré) starts a new life after meeting a group of free-spirited girls.
Set across the outskirts of Paris, Girlhood is an intimate portrait and coming of age drama from writer/director Sciamma (Tomboy, Water Lilies) whose work questions the construction of a feminine identity within the framework of social pressure, restrictions and taboos.
“An exhilarating, thought-provoking look at life inside a girl gang.” Guardian