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girlhood


From April 17 to April 21
Vancity Theatre

"Bande de filles" (" Girlhood") directed by Celine Sciamma
113m- 2014 - Drama - French with English Subtitles- PG 19+

Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme (Karidja Touré) starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. Tomboy director Celine Sciamma may not approve of these choices but she revels in the exuberance of adolescent discovery — the euphoria of first love, fast friends, and living on the edge — while lip-synching to Rihanna.
 

"Raw and insistent, bold and brawling, Girlhood throbs with the global now, illustrating the ways an indifferent society boxes in the people who grow up in project-style boxes ..." -  Village Voice

"It’s the feminist answer to Boyhood, yet it manages to dig deeper ... Girlhood is one of the most exceptional films you’ll see this year. Truly a must-see. Highly recommended!” -  DVD Talk

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