Hyde Park Picture House

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Girlhood (Bande de filles)

Time
On 25th May - 5.50 PM
Other showings
From 22nd May - 28th May
Starring:
Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh
Director
Dir. Céline Sciamma
Duration
113mins
Country
France
Year
2015
Synopsis:

Navigating the turbulent waters of adolescence is a universal experience, and French drama GIRLHOOD is an accomplished entry into the always-relatable coming-of-age film genre.

Directed by Céline Sciamma – whose previous efforts, WATER LILIES and TOMBOY, focused on youth, identity, sexuality and gender – GIRLHOOD continues the filmmaker’s overriding thematic preoccupations. Karidja Touré, one of numerous first-time actors in the production, gives a remarkably assured performance as Marieme, a frustrated teenage girl bent on exploring her identity and the world around her.

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Girlhood
Critical reaction:
  • Honest, empowering and electrifying. ★★★★★

    Mark Kermode, THE OBSERVER

  • [Céline Sciamma's] third film, Girlhood, confirms her as quite simply one of the best directors of her generation. ★★★★★

    Wendy Ide, THE TIMES