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by Céline Sciamma


Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of 3 free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her dress code, and quits school to be accepted in the gang, hoping that this will be a way to freedom.

international title: Girlhood
original title: Bande de filles
country: France
sales agent: Films Distribution
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Céline Sciamma
film run: 112'
release date: FR 22/10/2014, SE 28/11/2014
screenplay: Céline Sciamma
cast: Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh, Marietou Touré, Idrissa Diabaté, Cyril Mendy, Djibril Gueye, Simina Soumare
cinematography by: Crystel Fournier
film editing: Julien Lacheray
art director: Thomas Grézaud
music: Para One
producer: Bénédicte Couvreur
production: Hold Up Films, Lilies Films, ARTE France Cinéma
distributor: Pyramide Distribution, Abordar Casa de Películas, Folkets Bio


main awards/selection

Cannes Film Festival 2014 Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
Toronto International Film Festival 2014
LUX Film Prize 2014 
Prix Lumières 2015
Special Academy Prize

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