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Review of "GIRLHOOD"
By Jayne Waterford
Review to come.
Céline Sciamma's
"GIRLHOOD" (2014)

Director Céline Sciamma
Producers Bénédicte Couvreur
Stars Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh, Mariétou Touré
DP/Cinematographer Crystel Fournier
Music Jean-Baptiste de Laubier
Editor Julien Lacheray
Release Date 13th August 2015
Category Drama
Running Time 112 minutes (1 hour, 52 minutes)
Rating M
Origin France
Awards WINNER – CRITICS’ PRIZE – 2015 ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL, OPENING NIGHT – 2014 CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – DIRECTOR’S FORTNIGHT, NOMINEE 2015 César Awards: Best Director & Best Female Newcomer (Touré), OFFICIAL SELECTION San Sebastian, Toronto, BFI London, Sundance Film Festivals
Coda
http://www.girlhood.com.au
Distributor Palace Films
Official Text "Mariame (an incendiary, star-making performance from Karidja Touré) is a shy 16-year-old who lives with her mostly absent mother, a domineering older brother, and two younger sisters of whom she largely takes responsibility for caring. Left behind at high school where she’s told her grades are too poor to continue, Mariame is soon lured out of her shell by three vivacious neighborhood teens. Enthralled by their bravado and brash energy, Mariame quickly adopts their flashier look and adapts to their bolder and often reckless behavior, making both foolish and brave choices as she struggles towards independence.

Depicting a side of Paris rarely explored on screen, "GIRLHOOD" finds irresistible energy in these young characters for whom attitude is everything. Featuring sumptuous cinematography and a jubilant soundtrack, the film builds momentum with every scene, and exudes life from every frame.

The acclaimed new film from writer/director Céline Sciamma (Tomboy, Water Lilies), "GIRLHOOD" is an incandescent story of female empowerment set in the tough neighbourhoods of Paris." - Palace Films PR

Film still from Céline Sciamma's "GIRLHOOD" (2014).
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Film still from Céline Sciamma's "GIRLHOOD" (2014).