Watch: First Trailer for Celine Sciamma's French Festvial Hit 'Girlhood'
One of the most buzzed about film's of the year has been Richard Linklater's impressive achievement that is Boyhood. Funnily enough, there's also another festival favorite getting a lot of buzz, and it's called Girlhood. No, it's not Linklater's same 12-year formula following a girl instead of a boy, but rather the story of a young girl living in the suburbs of Paris and ends up getting involved with a tight-knit group of girlfriends whose peer-pressure ends up leading to her life of dangerous drug-dealing. The film played at Cannes and is screening at TIFF now, getting plenty of acclaim, especially for star Karidja Toure. Watch!
Girlhood is written and directed by Celine Sciamma (Tomboy, Water Lillies). Karidja Toure plays Marieme, a shy sixteen-year-old who falls in with a small crew of friends after low grades prevent her from continuing her studies. This foursome soon forms a tight unit bent on pushing the limits. In the face of peer pressure and the need to be cool, Marieme finds herself navigating dangerous waters. But it isn't long before she finds a way to assert her own voice and a new-found sense of power. The film has played at Cannes and TIFF this year, but there's currently no official release date set for the United States yet. Anyone interested?
Now this looks good. And the proper way to address social issues.
DAVIDPD on Sep 9, 2014
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