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GIRLS OF THE SUN

by Eva Husson

synopsis

Somewhere in Kurdistan, not too long ago, Bahar (Farahani), a young lawyer, visits her family. In a bloody attack led by extremists, her husband is killed and she’s taken prisoner with her son and thousands of other women and children. A few months after her escape, she’s now the commander of the “Girls of the Sun”, a female battalion. The objective: to take back the town where she was captured and bring back her hostage son. By her side, Mathilde (Bercot), a veteran war reporter, follows the daily life of the “Girls of the Sun” during the 3 days of the offensive. Bahar shares with Mathilde the succession of events that brought these women here together, united by their quest for hope and justice. Out of this unimaginable situation, a universal sisterhood is born: the bond between the “Girls of the Sun”.

international title: Girls of the Sun
original title: Les Filles du soleil
country: France, Belgium, Georgia, Switzerland
sales agent: Elle Driver
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Eva Husson
film run: 120'
release date: FR 21/11/2018
screenplay: Eva Husson
cast: Golshifteh Farahani, Emmanuelle Bercot, Erol Afsin, Arabi Ghibeh, Behi Djanati Atai, Zübeyde Bulut
cinematography by: Mattias Troelstrup
film editing: Emilie Orsini
art director: David Bersanetti
music: Morgan Kibby
producer: Didar Domehri
co-producer: Vladimer Katcharava, Jospeh Rouschop
production: Maneki Films, GapBusters, 20 Steps, Wild Bunch Production, Arches Films, Bord Cadre, Backup Media
backing: Canal+ (FR), OCS (FR), RTBF (BE), Proximus (BE), Wallonia-Brussels Federation (BE), CNC (FR), Film in Georgia (GE), Aquitaine region (FR)
distributor: Wild Bunch Distribution, Cinéart